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EU head Ursula von der Leyen visits Canada


The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is on a short visit to Canada aimed at promoting transatlantic relations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join von der Leyen at CFB Kingston this morning to meet with Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have deployed to Poland to help. ukrainian refugees.

They will also hold an event on key minerals collaboration in the net zero economy during a visit to a cleantech company.

According to Trudeau’s office, the pair will discuss climate change, gender equality and ways to expand trade and investment.

Tonight, von der Leyen will address the House of Commons on Canada’s ties to Europe and mark International Women’s Day, which is Wednesday.

He is also scheduled to meet with Governor General Mary Simon on Wednesday morning.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 7, 2022.

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