All you need to know about Canadian PM's week-long State visit


Besides, the Canadian PM, who is popular for his gender-equal cabinet and feministic views, will be promoting empowerment of women.

The Trudeaus were greeted in Delhi by Nadir Patel, Canada's high commissioner in India, his wife, Jennifer Graham, and their two-year-old daughter, Nylah. Other than Amritsar, Trudeau will also visit Agra, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, besides Delhi. Feminists in India - are you reading?

Conservative International Trade Critic Dean Allison was critical of Trudeau Friday for not including Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay on this trip to try and address the import duties.

When referred to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh calling Canadian Defence Minister Sajjan as "Khalistani sympathiser" ahead of his visit here previous year, the diplomatic sources called the remarks "disappointing and inaccurate".

Trudeau's first full-day itinerary Sunday includes a flight to Agra for a tour of the famed Taj Mahal before returning to Delhi for a round table with non-governmental organizations. Sajjan is among the six ministers who will accompany Trudeau during the Amritsar visit.

Trudeau will also visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar which carries a political message to a huge constituency back home in Canada with a big Punjabi, especially Sikh, population settled there.

Officials in the Canadian Prime Minister's Office have said that no such meeting is planned. He will be in Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad the next day.

February 23: The Prime Minister will head to the Rashtrapati Bhawan for an official welcome ceremony followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Gandhi Memorial at Rajghat. Trudeau and Modi will deliver joint statements.

On 20 February, he will hold meetings with top business leaders and meet representatives of the Indian film industry in Mumbai.

In 2017, two-way merchandise trade between Canada and India amounted to $8.4 billion, split equally between exports to and imports from India, according to Indian media.

For the Prime Minister to deny certain segments of Canada's population these rights is a complete travesty and displays blatant intolerance on the Prime Minister's part.

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