PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau will convene the Incident Response Group on Monday to address the current infrastructure disruptions across the country.
Meanwhile, Trudeau spoke on Sunday with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to advise them he will be unable to attend this week’s Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community as he will remain in Canada to continue to work with his ministers to address current infrastructure disruptions in Canada and work towards a resolution to restore rail service.
Trudeau held calls with Prime Minister of Barbados and current Chair of CARICOM Mia Mottley, Secretary General of CARICOM Irwin LaRocque, and Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness. Trudeau expressed his regret that he will not personally attend this week’s gathering of CARICOM leaders. Mottley, as conference host, welcomed the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne on behalf of Trudeau.
With over two million Canadians travelling to CARICOM countries annually, Canada has strong ties with the 15 member states and five associate members on a wide range of issues, including trade, security and defence, and governance. The leaders reaffirmed the importance of Canada’s relations with CARICOM countries, rooted in longstanding partnerships, shared values, and deep people to people ties. They looked forward to finding an opportunity to meet again, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.