Joint statement by Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

TORONTO – Today, Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement:

“Earlier today we met at Queen’s Park to discuss how the incoming Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario can work together on issues important to Canadians and Ontarians, including investing now to create economic growth and jobs.

“At the meeting, we discussed the importance of investing in infrastructure. Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the history of the province, and the new federal government’s commitment to infrastructure investment means we will be able to work together to do more, faster.

“We reaffirmed our commitment to ongoing collaboration and co-operation on climate change, including plans for the upcoming COP21 meeting in Paris.

“We discussed our commitment to work with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit partners, and the incoming federal government’s pledge to call a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

“In particular, we made progress on our mutual commitment to build greater retirement security for Ontarians and Canadians. The incoming federal government and the Government of Ontario will be active partners in the national discussion on pension enhancement, including the CPP and ORPP.

“In addition to working together on these and other issues, we look forward to a new and positive relationship between the new Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario — one based on mutual respect, common goals, and shared values, and one that is committed to making progress on the things that are important to the people we serve.”