Trudeau, Van­cou­ver mayor talk hous­ing

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VAN­COU­VER (CP) — Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau touted his gov­ern­ment’s record on some of the most sen­si­tive is­sues fac­ing Van­cou­ver as he met with Mayor Kennedy Ste­wart.

Trudeau said be­fore the meet­ing that gov­ern­ment in­vest­ments have re­sulted in the build­ing, re­fur­bis­ing and cre­ation of more homes for more peo­ple.

On the opi­oid cri­sis, Trudeau says he rec­og­nizes the ex­tra­or­di­nary tragedy that it rep­re­sents for com­mu­ni­ties, fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als. He says his gov­ern­ment has in­vested in as­sis­tance for front-line re­spon­ders, changed phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal reg­u­la­tions, pro­vided help for doc­tors and sup­ported safe-con­sump­tion sites. Ste­wart thanked the prime min­is­ter and his gov­ern­ment for the “record in­vest­ments” in the city and said he looks for­ward to work­ing with him.

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