Liberals regroup in Ottawa, trying to reconcile climate action with western alienation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with incoming and outgoing Liberal MPs in Ottawa today to talk about approaches to the issue of climate change on one hand — and to growing tensions over the stalled western energy economy on the other.

Making his way into the informal meeting in Ottawa Thursday afternoon, Trudeau said giving Alberta and Saskatchewan a voice after a Liberal electoral shut-out is a “significant” matter for him.

“I’ve been reaching out to premiers, to mayors, to business leaders, to colleagues and former colleagues,” he said. “There’s a lot of work to do to make sure that we’re governing for the entire country.”