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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his authorities’s determination to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline Saturday at two family-focused occasions on Vancouver Island, however he was additionally dogged by folks protesting plans to construct the pipeline enlargement.

At an outside information convention on the Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, B.C., Trudeau acknowledged there are folks against the federal government’s determination to purchase the pipeline from Kinder Morgan, however he mentioned it will not cease the mission or Liberal plans to combat local weather change.

« There are people out there who think there is still a choice to be made between what’s good for the environment and what’s good for the economy. I don’t, » he mentioned. « I know the only way to build a strong economy, moving forward, is by protecting the environment, and ensuring we are protecting the environment for future generations is a deep priority of mine. Always has been. »

People protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline await the arrival of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he visits forestry employees on the B.C. Forest Discover Centre in Duncan, B.C. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press)

In May, Trudeau’s Liberals introduced its determination to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. coast and associated infrastructure for $4.5 billion. The authorities may additionally spend billions extra to construct the controversial enlargement.

« We know we have to put in place a strong plan to fight climate change, » mentioned Trudeau. « There are people on the other side of the political spectrum who don’t like that. »

The prime minister was met by protesters on the forest centre’s gates who carried placards vital of the pipeline, with one even calling him an « oil pimp. »

Trudeau additionally made feedback about North Korea, reacting to experiences from the United Nations the nation has made few strikes to halt its nuclear weapons program.

« We must see a denuclearized North Korea, » he advised reporters. « North Korea continues to be a concern, not just for regional security but global stability. We need to continue to put pressure on the North Korean regime. »

Earlier within the day, Trudeau made a shock go to to the Duncan Farmers’ Market, which rapidly attracted a crowd of individuals round him, with many posing for selfies.

The native band taking part in on the market stopped its common set and performed « O Canada, » with Trudeau later singing with the group.

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