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Pallister offers Trudeau ‘friendly advice’ on dealing with western alienation – CBC

Manitoba premier says the federal election exposed deep rifts in the country

Nov 08, 2019

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he offered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau some “friendly advice” today on how to deal with mounting frustration in the West, noting the federal election exposed deep regional rifts in the country.

The two leaders met in Ottawa to discuss a range of issues, including climate change, health care and supports for Indigenous people.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Pallister was asked if he gave Trudeau any tips on addressing mounting anger in the West.

“Friendly advice, I would say, on getting some things done. Clearly there’s some great frustration with the lack of progress, not just on pipelines, but on other things,” he said, citing persistent gaps in flood protection measures in his province and others.

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