Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer are scheduled to meet on Tuesday morning, for the first time since October’s federal election. It’s no secret that the two aren’t exactly best friends, and with some heavy issues also to be discussed with Saskatchewan's Premier Scott Moe, Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer’s post-election meeting has the potential to get a little tense.

This is the first time that opposition leaders Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer have had a meeting since October’s general election, in which Trudeau won the most seats but Scheer won the popular vote.

Trudeau will also be meeting with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe this morning, who is expected to bring up the issue of Western alienation, which has plagued the Prime Minister since the election result was announced last month.

Since the election, Moe has been a key figure in voicing the anger and frustration felt by many Western Canadians, and it’s likely that the focus of his meeting with the Prime Minister will be related to these issues.

According to a news release from the Prime Ministers office, Trudeau will meet with Scheer at Parliament Hill, starting at approximately 9:30 a.m.

He will then go on to meet with Scott Moe at around 10:45 a.m., with further details of both meetings expected to emerge later today.

After a tense and sometimes nasty election campaign, tensions between Trudeau and Scheer could potentially be high today, particularly as the Conservative leader has continued to call-out Justin Trudeau in the weeks following the election result.

In several tweets, Scheer has continued to criticize Trudeau publically and urged him to recall Parliament as soon as possible.

In one particular example, Scheer accused Trudeau of "attacking" the energy sector, and said that he has "driven jobs and opportunities out of Canada and into Donald Trump's waiting arms."

Immediately after meeting with Scheer, Trudeau will meet with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, who has also been a vocal critic of the Prime Minister.

Moe is expected to speak with Trudeau about the growing alienation in the West and will call for a “new deal” for Western Canada. Moe also wants Trudeau to pause the carbon tax for at least one year, as well as commit to pursuing new pipeline projects.

Details from both meetings are expected to emerge later today. 

Earlier this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would convene the new Parliament on Thursday, December 5.


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