There's plenty for the Prime Minister and Manitoba's Premier to talk about this afternoon, including a Manitoba-made carbon pricing plan that will fall short of the federal benchmark in three years.
Manitoba's plan sets a $25 per tonne flat rate on carbon; the federal government wants the levy to be at $50 per tonne by 2022.
But when asked about it at an event in Winnipeg today, Trudeau suggested those details can be hashed out later. Trudeau said he's pleased Manitoba is moving forward with a cost on pollution, and he said conversations on fairness and whether or not a province is pulling its weight will occur over the coming years.
Trudeau was in Winnipeg to mark the grand opening of a new Canada Goose facility on Mountain Avenue. The new Canada Goose plant is expected to create about 700 jobs.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Brian Pallister met for a chat later in the day. Pallister had hinted during the Canada Goose event renewable energy would be a topic of discussion.
Marijuana is likely to be another one. Manitoba plans to make homegrown cannabis illegal, but the federal government says up to four personal plants should be allowed.
"We do feel, and the science backs it up, that allowing a small amount of personal cultivation in ones home is a strong counter to the black market and needs to be a part of the legalization framework," said Trudeau earlier today. He said he believes the matter will be discussed in the courts.
Pallister is to meet with media after his talk with Trudeau.