Trudeau makes first prime ministerial trip to Vancouver city hall since 1973

Justin Trudeau on the campaign trail in Vancouver in June, when he unveiled his party's environmental platform. (Photo: Mychaylo Prystupa).

VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been welcomed to Vancouver for the first time since he was elected prime minister.

He spent the morning meeting with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson as the two discussed issues such as infrastructure, affordable housing and climate change.

Robertson told a news conference afterwards that it's refreshing to have a prime minister who treats cities with respect.

Trudeau once lived in Vancouver, teaching French and math among other courses at an elite private school in the late 1990s and says he's happy to be back in his second home.

The visit marks the first prime ministerial trip to Vancouver city hall since 1973.

That's when his father Pierre Trudeau transferred the final 91 hectares of an area later called Jericho Park, which was a federal airfield during the Second World War.

The Canadian Press

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