EU’s Ursula von der Leyen to promote sustainability and help Ukraine during her visit to Canada – National

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is in Canada for a short visit to promote transatlantic ties.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will join von der Leyen at CFB Kingston on Tuesday morning to meet with members of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed in Poland to assist Ukrainian refugees.

The pair will also host an event regarding collaboration on critical minerals in the net zero economy during a visit to a clean tech company.

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

On Tuesday evening, von der Leyen will address the House of Commons about Canada’s ties with Europe and mark International Women’s Day, which is Wednesday.

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She is also due to meet Governor General Mary Simon on Wednesday morning.

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