Trudeau talks guns, child care, natural resources and reconciliation during Regina visit
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was in Regina on Thursday to promote food rebates and more, was poked about some hot topics around Saskatchewan.
In response to the opposition seen outside cooperatives uttered by Prime Minister Trudeau, he said there will always be people who are more positive or more negative.
“It’s always nice to meet people with different voices. And some people will be positive and some will be negative. That’s one of the great things about Canada. It’s the way politicians are so open. It’s one of the great things about being able to stay engaged with people,” Trudeau said.
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On the subject of the Mass Casualties Commission recommending phasing out the Regina RCMP Depot, Trudeau said the Depot was important to the local economy and for training police officers across the country. Stated.
“We will continue to carefully consider the recommendations going forward. We will need to change the way we move forward to keep our communities safe and to ensure that our police have the tools and capacity to do the work that everyone expects them to do.” I think we all recognize that.”
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Prime Minister Trudeau restated Federal Minister David Rameti’s comments on the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement (NRTA) and said he would not change the deal.
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“As prime minister, I am happy to stand here and not touch the NRTA.”
But there needs to be a real dialogue about reconciliation, and Prairie States need to lead that dialogue when it comes to natural resources, he said.
Regarding the Saskatchewan Firearms Act in force in Saskatchewan, Prime Minister Trudeau said the ban on assault rifles and the protection of the rights of farmers and hunters are not mutually exclusive.
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He said more investment is needed towards the Canadian-US border to stop illegal gun incursions, and more investment is needed for community safety and policing.
When asked about $10 a day childcare in Saskatchewan, Prime Minister Trudeau said a partnership with the state government would bring down prices for daycares in the state, while providing reasonable wages for daycare workers. Said it was being maintained and more childcare spaces were being created.
“It will take many years to build such a system, but the work is underway in partnership with the Saskatchewan government and, where appropriate, local governments such as Regina and Saskatoon.”
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