Trudeau seeks concord amid the protests in the course of the Victoria go to

While anti-pipeline protesters sang and held inflatable whales outside, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the need for Canadians to find common ground in the fight against climate change.

While anti-pipeline protesters sang and held inflatable whales outside, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the need for Canadians to find common ground in the fight against climate change.

“We are at a time when populism and social media are amplifying those voices on the periphery,” Trudeau said at a $ 100 to $ 300 per seat Liberal Party fundraiser held Thursday night at the Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort Hotel took place.

“Nobody has a sign saying you will find a decent compromise, find a sensible way forward, find the right balance,” Trudeau said to an audience that included ex-Victoria Liberal MP David Anderson Former Liberal MP for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, Keith Martin, and candidate for the October 21st general election.

Trudeau, who sat on a stage for about 30 minutes answering pre-made questions, said many people were concerned with the liberal government’s protection of the seas, the ban on plastic, the advancement of partnerships with indigenous peoples to better protect the coasts, the Price for pollution completely agree, and the achievement of goals for the protection of marine areas.

“These things are all great,” said Trudeau. “But they can’t get over the fact that we had to buy a pipeline to get a fair price on our resources, to pay for the transition that we’re all going to have to go through because we’ll all still be on fossil fuels for the next few years Fuels are dependent. ”At least, most likely in the next few decades.

“On the flip side, there are people who are very happy that we are buying a pipeline but can’t get over the fact that we put a price on the pollution,” said Trudeau of the approval and purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline extension by the government and their carbon pricing pollution.

“Those voices on both sides of the spectrum use up a lot of oxygen on social media, in political discourse,” Trudeau said. “But the fact is, the conversations I have with Canadians across the country reassure me that people get it.”

Trudeau said that dealing with climate change cannot be a choice between the environment and the economy and that the only way to have a plan for the economy is to have a plan to combat climate change and protect the environment.

Part of the problem is that “Every Canadian wants their child to grow up in a cleaner, greener world; They are just not sure if they still have to do anything about it, because there is still food on the table, mortgages still have to be paid, and there is still a need to drive to and from work. “

Even when the federal government took over British Columbia and polled its environment, “from the Rockies to the Bay of Fundy, conservative prime ministers have been elected who are actually committed to doing nothing, doing less to fight the environment “Said Trudeau, of Prime Minister against the federal government’s climate protection strategy, including carbon pricing.

Canadians are aware that they have to save the environment but don’t have a great track record of doing so, Trudeau said.

“Not everyone lives on Vancouver Island, where you have a green conscience that the rest of the country can and must learn from.”

Trudeau quipped that he was kind of flattered by the demonstrators who kept inflatable whales outside “because I heard the same orcas were out there”. [Green Party Leader] Elizabeth May’s wedding a few months ago. “

One of Canada’s greatest strengths is its geographic, religious, cultural and ethnic diversity, “but it also means diversity of perspectives – different points of view across the country”. Bringing the country together is the job of the federal government, said Trudeau.

“That means making concessions that some people disagree with and taking steps that others are not happy with, but all are focused on the big picture, of saying that we are on a path that is better Create a future for our children and grandchildren. “

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