Justin Trudeau meeting with trade leaders in Winnipeg

Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have stood firm on the controversial plan, saying the tax changes are about making the system fair, rather than generating revenue for the government.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau started off his second day in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology.

China blocked a second Canadian company’s shipments of Canola saying pests were found in the grain. Both companies have operations in Manitoba. Trudeau said there are challenges with the Canada-China relationship and he wants to see a resolution.

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association represents 7,500 growers in Manitoba. Last year canola was produced on 3.2 million acres of land, making it one of the most significant crops in the province in terms of the size of land canola occupies.

Trudeau says the canola situation is being taken seriously and the government is looking at sending a delegation to China.

Last month Trudeau, along with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, announced a federal government partnership with the city on transit infrastructure. Bowman said the funding agreement would see $2.8 million from the city added to $2.5 million from the federal government to make improvements to the Winnipeg Transit vehicle fleet.

City authorities recognize and understand the importance of constant transport infrastructure growth and modernization to be able to satisfy the needs of Winnipeg citizens and a workforce visiting our city every day. Mayor Brian Bowman says the city transport system needs a major overhaul.

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