The prime minister's cabinet retreat to Nanaimo this week (Aug 21-23) should be hilarious. The official proclamation says Trudeau and his minions will be gathering to discuss seemingly everything but climate change and the toll it's now exacting on their host province.
Discussions will focus on diversifying international trade, eliminating trade barriers between provinces and territories, and maintaining the integrity and security of Canada’s borders.I wonder if the Dauphin realizes there's an extreme smoke hazard warning in place for Nanaimo and vicinity. The setting sun as seen through the smoke is really spectacular. Scary but spectacular. Maybe Justin and Dame Cathy will set aside some time to go jogging and line their lungs with the same fine particulate stuff the locals are left to breathe day in and day out.
“I look forward to meeting with our new Cabinet in beautiful Nanaimo, British Columbia. Nanaimo is a gateway to Canada’s markets and a tourist destination known around the world. It is a perfect setting to discuss how we can promote Canadian exports, expand tourism, and diversify our trading partnerships, to continue making life better for people from Nanaimo to Corner Brook.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada