Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Edmonton for campaign event, meeting with Trans Mountain workers
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the Edmonton area on Thursday and Friday for a campaign event, as well as a meeting with workers at the Trans Mountain terminal.
The prime minister will join Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and local Liberals Thursday evening for a “Team Trudeau 2019” campaign event at the Grand Imperial Banquet and Conference Centre in the city’s southeast.
The campaign event comes as federal parties gear up for the federal election scheduled for Oct. 21.
“Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team are focused on a strong plan for Alberta families: to strengthen the middle class, grow the economy, create good new jobs and offer real help for families,” read a media release from the party Wednesday.
Trudeau and Sohi are scheduled to speak at the event at 7 p.m.
On Friday morning, the pair is set to meet with workers at the Trans Mountain Edmonton Terminal located in Strathcona County. They are scheduled to speak to the media at 9 a.m., after meeting with workers.
Sohi addressed a business audience in Edmonton on Wednesday afternoon, with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project dominating the discussion.
The Liberals reapproved the project last month, with the goal to have construction underway by September.
Because of the challenges faced by the project to this point, Sohi told the audience he understands why there is skepticism about the Liberal government getting the pipeline built, but he added the government is committed to the oil sector.
Sohi said the National Energy Board is currently in the process of issuing permits for the pipeline expansion project.
The party said more than 12,000 Albertans have registered as new Liberals in the last two years.
Watch below: The prime minister visited Edmonton in May 2019, just after the provincial election
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