Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs to discuss energy issues, the Atlantic Loop, and other shared priorities. The Prime Minister was also in Oromocto to announce new federal funding to help connect rural homes across Canada to high-speed Internet, including more than 16,000 homes in New Brunswick.
When I sat down with @PremierBHiggs this afternoon, we spoke about clean energy and jobs, protecting our official languages, and improving health care — in New Brunswick and across Canada. Click here for more on what we discussed: https://t.co/Hu8kLWJOg4 pic.twitter.com/dAySjTkGoE
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 9, 2022
The Prime Minister and the Premier discussed ways the federal and provincial governments can continue to work together to improve energy security and resiliency while reducing costs for consumers by supporting a clean electric grid in Atlantic Canada. The leaders spoke about small modular reactors, liquified natural gas, and the importance of continued collaboration on the Atlantic Loop to support the phase-out of coal, achieve net-zero, ensure energy security, and create new opportunities for people and businesses in the region.
The leaders also discussed the importance of protecting language rights and official bilingualism in the province and strengthening health care.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Higgs agreed to keep working together on these and other shared priorities.