Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau


SAN FRANCISCO - Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom greeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in San Francisco on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel. The Lieutenant Governor and Prime Minister discussed a range of issues including the North American Free Trade Agreement, immigration, healthcare, and climate change.

"What a pleasure to sit down with Lieutenant Governor Newsom. It's great to be here in your city and great to be able to talk about all the issues that bind together California and Canada, and the great work that we can do together in the coming years," said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "So I'm really, really pleased with the welcome and really happy about you know, the kind of partnerships we're building between Canada and California."

"It's good to be here. I appreciate the Prime Minister for being here in San Francisco," said California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. "As an ex-mayor of San Francisco, we love to describe the city as 49 square miles surrounded by reality, which is a wonderful way to describe a wacky and wonderful place, right? A city of dreamers and doers and entrepreneurs and innovators. As you know about our state, like our city, we pride ourselves of being on the cutting edge of new ideas and so you're here in the state. And we're also grateful for your energetic leadership on the international stage as well at a time when that's not lost on many of us in the political sphere out here."

The meeting between Lieutenant Governor Newsom and Prime Minister Trudeau is a testament to the enduring partnership between California and Canada.

Lieutenant Governor Newsom & Prime Minister Trudeau