Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Revelstoke to encourage donations to Red Cross last year. The PM will be in Nanaimo on Friday, Feb. 2 for a town hall. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Revelstoke to encourage donations to Red Cross last year. The PM will be in Nanaimo on Friday, Feb. 2 for a town hall. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

Enviro-groups line up to greet trudeau in Nanaimo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the Harbour City for a town hall this morning

British Columbians will ask questions concerning the coast when the prime minister comes to town tomorrow.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the Harbour City this morning, as he holds a town hall forum at the Vancouver Island University gym.

It won’t be just Nanaimoites filling the VIU gym – the visit is expect to attract people from other communities, including a busload organized by Dogwood B.C., a Victoria-based environmentalist and citizen’s rights group.

Kai Nagata, communications director for Dogwood, said he hopes for discussion about First Nations reconciliation and also about protecting B.C. coasts.

[The prime minister] is coming to Nanaimo at a really interesting time, when there are some really raw, unresolved issues around reconciliation that are very close to the surface in B.C. and relate to a lack of consent,” Nagata said.

The Dogwood spokesman suggested that the PM’s support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project almost seems to be provoking British Columbians.