Canada PM, Washington governor discuss trade, climate change

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a gathering during the opening of Microsoft's new location in Vancouver

A special adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on LGBT issues said Wednesday the government will acknowledge the role of legislation and policies have played in the discrimination. "It is a great pleasure to know that we have a national leader in the North American continent who's committed to that".

After their Seattle meeting, Inslee was traveling to Mexico to meet up with a state delegation on a trade mission and Trudeau was heading to Burnaby, British Columbia for an event.

Protesters gathered yesterday outside the hotel where the two leaders met and criticized Trudeau's environmental record, saying his support for pipelines is at odds with his stance on global warming. "We're protecting our water, we're protecting our people, we're protecting our children". The two were to discuss trade, regional economic development, and climate.

With wildfire season approaching, the governor and Prime Minister Thursday were also expected to confer on climate change.

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In 2014 and again in 2015, Washington experienced back-to-back record-setting wildfires that each burned millions of acres and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Trudeau is the first sitting head of government or state to be invited to address the annual gathering of CEOs, his office said.

Trudeau's visit comes as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration poses both challenges and opportunities for Canada's high-tech industry.

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