The following video presents First Ministers Meeting:
- Provincial premiers met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
- “Canada warming at twice the global rate, scientists tell premiers conference”
- For the full story, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-first-ministers-meet-climate-change-1.3331290 .
This is an update to the previous blog, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Will Attend the 2015 Paris Climate Conference COP21, November 30 – December 11: To “work with our international partners on the adoption of an effective climate change agreement and in the transformation towards a low-carbon, climate resilient global economy.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, hosted a First Ministers’ Meeting with provincial and territorial Premiers to discuss the country’s strategy to fight climate change.
- The Prime Minister has committed to holding annual First Ministers’ Meetings, and to open and continuous dialogue with each provincial and territorial Premier, in service to the people of their province or territory.
- COP21, also known as the Paris Climate Conference, will be held November 30 to December 11, 2015, in Paris, France, and is the culmination of four years of negotiations towards a new global climate agreement.
- COP21 will see Canada engaging with other countries in negotiations towards the adoption of a new international climate change agreement. The Prime Minister has invited all provincial and territorial leaders to attend, as well as the federal Opposition leaders and Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
“The challenges we face as a country require a true partnership between the federal government and the provinces and territories, which can only be achieved by sitting down together and engaging in an open and continuous dialogue. I have the deepest respect for our Premiers, and for the knowledge and range of perspectives they bring to the table. It is exciting to engage with them today on the pressing issues of climate change and the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and I look forward to regular collaboration on a range of issues important to Canadians.”
– Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario – 23 November 2015
Prime Minister to travel to the United Kingdom, attend Commonwealth meeting in Malta, and climate conference in France
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Europe for various bilateral and multilateral meetings. In London, United Kingdom, the Prime Minister will have an audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, and will meet with his counterpart David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, on November 25, 2015. He will then travel to Valletta, Malta, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), being held from November 27 to 29, 2015.
Following CHOGM, the Prime Minister will travel to Paris, France, from November 29 to 30, 2015, for a bilateral meeting with President François Hollande. Finally, while in Paris, the Prime Minister will attend the Leaders’ Event of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He will be joined by the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion. Read more of The Prime Minister of Canada Will Attend the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, France, November 30 – December 11: “I Look Forward to Partnering with Provinces and Territories – and All Parties – to Achieve an Ambitious International Climate Agreement at COP 21 for Our and All Future Generations”