Trudeau in Europe Why Canada is at a unique juncture

Fresh off his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was back on the world stage this week to promote his pro-trade agenda in Strasbourg, France on Thursday.

Trudeau brought European lawmakers to their feet in a standing ovation with a rousing speech that highlighted the benefits of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. It was the first time a Canadian prime minister has addressed the European Parliament and Trudeau used the opportunity to praise the ratification of CETA by the EU the day before.

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