Wednesday September 22, 2021 | VICTORIA, BC
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
Today BC Premier John Horgan congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Liberal leader’s win of the Canadian federal election as held on September 20, 2021.
Tomorrow Horgan at 2 pm he will address the media and take questions, after chairing a meeting of the Council of the Federation (Canada’s premiers).
Full statement by Premier John Horgan:
“I have spoken to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning and offered my congratulations following yesterday’s federal election.
“We talked about continuing our work to make life better for British Columbians.
“We will further our collaborative efforts to tackle climate change, make quality child care more affordable for families and build the infrastructure we need to keep our people and economy moving. Of utmost importance are ongoing efforts to further reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
“As chair of the Council of the Federation, I look forward to working in collaboration with the other premiers and the prime minister to address the challenges the pandemic has placed on our people, our economy and our health-care system.
“Finally, I want to thank all candidates who put their names and their positions before the public. Your passion to represent your communities strengthens our democracy.”