Thursday was a busy day in Metro Vancouver for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an unscheduled stop in the afternoon at an Asian supermarket in Richmond, as well as at his planned event in Surrey and a visit to a major local restaurant chain location.
Trudeau made a short, surprise appearance at the massive T&T Supermarket in Lansdowne Centre, where he handed out mooncakes to people, with cameras clicking and lights flashing around him. He found some time for selfies, of course, too.
According to the prime minister’s office, Trudeau was on his way back from an earlier stop at BC Hydro’s training centre in Surrey where he announced the formation of a committee made up of the federal and provincial governments, as well as BC Hydro, to increase the use of electricity to power the natural gas industry.
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Today @johnhorgan4bc and I announced our joint commitment to connect BC’s natural gas sector with clean electricity. Together, we’re working to support infrastructure that supports clean energy, creates good middle class jobs & builds greener communities. ?? Aujourd'hui, @johnhorgan4bc et moi avons annoncé notre engagement à alimenter le secteur du gaz naturel de la C.-B. en électricité propre. On va appuyer l'infrastructure qui soutient l'énergie propre, créer de bons emplois et bâtir des communautés plus vertes.
Trudeau documented the Surrey stop on his official Instagram feed, but in his Instagram stories the Prime Minister gave one of Vancouver’s oldest restaurant chains a major shout out after a stop at a lower mainland White Spot location.
With files from Nono Shen/Richmond News