Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to defend the Canadian immigration system, his promise to compensate dairy farmers and their plan to fight climate change with a national price on carbon during their fourth City council of Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., Friday.
At first, a member of the audience asked Trudeau about his plans to fight against climate change and how his government was committed to doing so, placing a price on carbon while investing in the gas pipeline Trans Mountain, a project that would emit more carbon atmosphere.
The prime minister replied that the oil pipelines were safer than moving oil by rail, using the example of the Lac-Mégantic disaster, What. 2013, railroad, where a railroad broke with crude oil causing an explosion that killed dozens.
He also reminded his audience of his line of use often that the gas pipeline represents the growth of the economy while the price of carbon represents the care of the environment. Trudeau said these tasks should be done together.
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Some of them questioned Trudeau about immigration and the challenges of integrating Muslim immigrants, including a questioning questioning what the Prime Minister will do to prevent the imposition of sharia in Canada.
"For every wave of immigrants that come here to look for a better world and make a better life for their children, there are people who are afraid of these differences," said Trudeau. "But I can tell you that the law in Canada, even in Ontario, is not the law of Sharia and it will not be the law of Sharia."
Trudeau also faced a dairy farmer who was visibly concerned about the concessions that the federal government has done on behalf of them in trade agreements with the countries of the United States, the EU and the Pacific.
The farmer was also worried that any compensation that is offered to milk producers as a result of these trade agreements would not go to the farmers who needed them most.
The prime minister promised that dairy farmers would not ask for any additional concessions when the federal government were to get international trade negotiations.
"I'm going to make sure that there will be adequate compensation, not determined by me, the federal government, but determined by milk producers like you," said Trudeau in French.
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During his first three city councils Trudeau faced difficult questions and some angry members of the public in Kamloops, B.C., Regina, Sask. and St. Catharines, Ont.
During an event at the University of Brock, Trudeau was asked about the situation in northern British Columbia, where the RCMP recently broke a blockage of pipes by the people of Wet & # 39; suwet & # 39; in.
"You have allowed the forced removal of Wet & # 39; suwet & # 39; in First Nation from people on your land," a member of the audience said to a great applause. "I would like to explain it in a relative and true language, why is it allowing this to happen?"
Trudeau responded that the government of Canada generated generations that did not meet the spirit and intent of the original treaties, residential schools and a distorted legal system among the results.
Wet's situation, he said, is an "unlucky example" of where Canada has not done enough, although he said that some of his elected officials were in favor of the gas pipeline.
One of the most controversial issues in Kamloops was the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, with some that were forcefully attending the pipeline due to the jobs that could be created and other ones that were being used. ; opposed for environmental reasons.
Arnie Jack of the Nation Shuswap at B.C. The interior faced Trudeau on the actions of the RCMP in northern BC, claiming that without the consent of the people, the prime minister should "pass through us."
Increase in gas pipeline tensions
The day before the Kamloops Town Hall, the RCMP officers entered the first of the two blockages in the north of BC to enforce a court order that granted the workers the gas pipeline project of Gas Natural Litoral to access a road and a bridge.
Officials arrested 14 people. Later, Wet & Herwet in hereditary heads and RCMP reached a provisional agreement that allowed workers to access the gas pipeline, but not before Trudeau had to face some challenging questions about the confrontation .
"You can defend all the elected leaders you want and say that you have the consent, but you do not have the consent of the people on the ground, and you said that these important projects would not be approved without the consent of the community," said Jack .
Trudeau responded to Jack saying that there is a wide range of indigenous perspectives on the project.
"We're going to have to work together," he said, beyond the crowd. "I understand your frustration".
The demand for pipes
After Kamloops, the prime minister moved his roadshow to the University of Regina.
Courtland Klein, 38, who works at the steel mill of Evraz in Regina, was critical of the lack of progress in Trans Mountain.
"You are in a hell of a dangerous situation," he told the prime minister. "You fattened the Greens, angry your base, told us they do not like it and the gas pipeline is not yet on the ground.
"Marijuana can be legalized, but we can not moan an oil pipeline, an existing oil pipeline on the coast."
The Regina crowd was encouraged when Trudeau asked a man who said that Islam and Christianity were not mixed and demanded to know what the Prime Minister had planned to do with dozens of thousands of people who had crossed the border illegally in search of asylum in the last year.
Trudeau said that there is no open border and he defended the immigration system in Canada as effective in allowing people to enter the country to integrate them into society. He pointed to the success of Syrian refugees as an example.