Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane to discuss a number of issues important to the territory and all Canadians.

The Premier briefed the Premier on the status of flooding and recovery in the territory. The Prime Minister expressed his deep concern for all those affected and pledged to continue to be a strong partner in disaster relief.

The two leaders discussed their shared priority of finding ways to effectively advance infrastructure projects to improve life in the North. The Prime Minister and Premier agreed on the critical importance of housing and the significant support provided by the federal government through Budget 2022. They committed to continue working together through the Strategic Framework for the Arctic and the North to ensure prosperity in Canada’s North.

The Premier and Premier discussed the great potential for collaboration on critical minerals, highlighting the importance of mining to the economy of the Northwest Territories and other economic development opportunities for the North.

The Prime Minister and Premier are committed to continuing to work together and look forward to staying in touch.

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