Justin Trudeau and Ireland PM do Montreal Pride

With Ireland bookings up tour ops look for gateways beyond Dublin

"If I could directly speak to people seeking asylum, I'd like to remind them there's no advantage", Trudeau said at a news conference Sunday in Montreal.

'Countries that are progressive, open and diverse, like Canada and Ireland have a responsibility to other people in other parts of the world where equality and equal rights are under threat and the clock is being turned backwards.

This will include addressing the Ireland Canada Chambers of Commerce and a series of meetings with the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Tourism Ireland client companies and representatives.

"One of the things we have in common most of all is that we are countries that understand that diversity is a strength and our differences make us stronger", Varadkar is quoted as saying by the Montreal Gazette.

The leaders also held talks earlier in the day, where they discussed a range of issues, including Brexit and abortion. This Committee can not be ignored: "Ireland must end reproductive coercion and fulfill its obligations under global human rights law by introducing abortion services that respect women's human rights, health and autonomy".

Mr Varadkar and Mr Trudeau met for the first time when the Canadian prime minister visited Ireland in July.

Afterwards, Varadkar told reporters that the invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland still stands and that he intends to visit The White House on St Patrick's Day.

The Taoiseach continues his visit today in Toronto, where he'll meet business and political leaders and attend a reception with members of the Irish Community in the city.



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