With the prime minister scheduled to speak with U.S. President Joe Biden Friday, Alberta's premier is pushing for stronger action on the Keystone XL pipeline.
However, he said the two leaders and countries are aligned on values when it comes to creating jobs and opportunities for everyone by investing "in the fight against climate change" as a way of growing the economy.
"It's not always going to be ideal alignment with the United States; that's the case with any given president", he told a news conference outside his Rideau Cottage residence.
The scheduled conversation will mark Biden's first official phone call with a foreign leader as USA president, and thus, Trudeau's first chance to bring up the cancellation of a project viewed as vital to Canada's energy sector.
Biden made cancelling the pipeline expansion one of his first orders of business in the Oval Office on Wednesday.More news: The Real Meaning Behind Sabrina Carpenter's New Song Skin
"The decision on Keystone XL is a very hard one for workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan who have had many hard hits over the past few years", Mr. Trudeau told reporters.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has suggested placing economic sanctions on the U.S.in retaliation.
"I am very much looking forward to working with President Biden".
The phone call is expected to take place after 5 p.m. ET.
"Failing an agreement with the American government, we call on the government of Canada to respond with consequences for this attack on Canada's largest industry", Kenney said Thursday. The decision will cost thousands of direct construction jobs for welders, mechanics, electricians and pipefitters.More news: Manchester City suffer Kevin De Bruyne injury blow
Premier Kenney says, "The U.S. State Department's own exhaustive analysis conducted under President Obama's administration concluded that Keystone XL would actually reduce emissions, as the alternative will be to move this energy by higher emitting and less secure rail transport".
In an email statement, Moe called on the federal government to clarify what this means for future cross-border pipeline projects and to urge the new American administration to reconsider the decision.
Trudeau said he previously spoke to Biden about the pipeline.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, have also said in the past they would put an end to fracking, a promise they did not repeat during the campaign.More news: Cold with a chance of snow: Northeast Ohio’s weekend weather forecast