Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump to meet Monday in Washington
Prime minister plans to discuss Canadian values and jobs during his 1st face-to-face with new U.S. president
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will discuss Canadian values and jobs with U.S. President Donald Trump when the pair meets in person for the first time Monday in Washington.
During a visit to Iqaluit Thursday, Trudeau was asked whether he would raise the controversial U.S. travel ban with Trump, which affects people from seven majority-Muslim countries, as well as all refugees.
"As everyone in Canada knows, I have two important responsibilities that stand out in the way we engage our neighbours to the south. The first is, of course, to highlight Canadian values and principles and the things that keep our country strong," he said.
"The second responsibility that I have, which we will very much be engaged in, is creating jobs and opportunity for Canadian citizens through the continued close integration on both sides of the border."
Conservative MP Gerry Ritz said Trudeau should avoid the temptation to go "overboard" in confronting the new president, despite the feedback he may be getting on social media. - CBC