North American energy ministers in Winnipeg to talk climate change
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr addresses the Assembly of First Nations in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:20AM EST
WINNIPEG -- Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr will be in his hometown today to talk climate change and energy with his counterparts from the United States and Mexico.
The two-day gathering in Winnipeg will be the second time the trio has met since the Liberals took power in Ottawa last fall.
Carr, Mexican Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz met in Paris in November at the ministerial meeting of the International Energy Agency.
Face-to-face meetings with representatives of industry associations, non-governmental organizations, energy regulators and others will also take place during the visit.
On a stop in Calgary last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a continental energy strategy will be up for discussion when he meets with President Barack Obama next month.
The Obamas are set to welcome Trudeau and his wife for a state dinner at the White House on March 10.