Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, to discuss wildfires in Quebec and the evacuation orders in effect in several of the province’s municipalities.
The Prime Minister and the Premier underscored the extensive collaboration between their governments. Premier Legault thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for the rapid deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces in support of impacted communities, in response to the Quebec government’s request for assistance.
Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated that the Government of Canada stands ready to continue providing the necessary support to Quebec and all regions impacted by wildfires.
The Prime Minister and the Premier agreed to remain in close contact as the situation in Quebec continues to evolve.
Following his call with Premier Legault, Prime Minister Trudeau also had the opportunity to speak with elected officials representing some of the most severely impacted communities, including the Mayor of Sept-Îles, Steeve Beaupré, the Mayor of Chapais, Isabelle Lessard, and the Uashat mak Mani-Utenam Chief, Mike McKenzie.