Prime Minister Trudeau and his 30 cabinet ministers will hunker down for day two of their retreat at a luxury mountain resort in Alberta.
The P-M says the gathering in Kananaskis will allow his ministers to take stock of what they’ve accomplished in their first six months in power, as well as the hard work that lies ahead.
Cabinet will also focus on the “challenges and opportunities” facing Alberta as it struggles economically from the plunge in oil prices.
Premier Rachel Notley used a private meeting with Trudeau last night to plead for his government’s support for pipelines to get Alberta crude to tidewater for shipment to foreign markets.
In Saskatchewan, the Sask. Party is likely watching this meeting unfold.
Premier Brad Wall has been vocal in his defence of the province and a strong voice for for those seeking a trans-national pipeline to get oil to tidewater.
Wall has openly criticized federal employment insurance changes that appeared to ignore workers in his resource-based province as it fights a slowdown in oil and gas and potash.
“You can expect a government that will stand up for Saskatchewan’s interests in every sector of the economy every time it’s challenged,” Wall said on election night.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a stop in Saskatchewan Tuesday.
He will visit the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council in the late afternoon.