BC flooding: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets BC Premier John Horgan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to meet BC Premier John Horgan on Friday afternoon to discuss catastrophic floods and landslides affecting the southwestern part of the province.


Trudeau is scheduled to speak to the media at around 6:15 p.m. PT. Global News will live stream his remarks here.

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Justin Trudeau tours flood-affected areas of Abbotsford, BC

Earlier on Friday, Trudeau toured the floodplain in Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, where crews have been working around the clock to fortify levees as the province faces an expected series of new storms. will cause significant rainfall.

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The Prime Minister met with Mayor Henry Braun of Abbotsford with members of the rescue operation on Friday afternoon at Abbotsford Town Hall, where the prime minister was briefed on the city’s flood-fighting efforts.

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Trudeau, along with Federal Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough, Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and BC Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, also met members of the Canadian Armed Forces at Clayburn Village, who is supporting the sandbagging effort.

– with files from the Canadian Press

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