Trudeau Heading to Four International Summits in First Month in Office
Justin Trudeau will attend four international summits within his first month in office, making foreign affairs an early front upon which he’ll be tested as a rookie prime minister.
There had been doubt about whether he’d have to skip a summit, given that he’s forming a cabinet during the busiest month on the international leaders’ calendar.
But it was confirmed Monday that after his swearing-in on Wednesday Trudeau will go to a G20 leaders’ meeting in Turkey on Nov. 15-16, then an APEC summit in the Philippines, the Commonwealth leaders’ gathering in Malta and climate talks in Paris starting at the end of the month.
“Canada must be fully and firmly committed on the international stage, not only for our own success, but also for the success of others around the world,” Trudeau said in a statement. Details