Trudeau Concludes Visit to 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his visit to Washington, D.C., where he spoke before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and attended the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS).

In his address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Prime Minister shared Canada’s plan to strengthen the middle class and those working hard to join it.  “In Budget 2016, our government committed to growing the middle-class,” Trudeau said He also highlighted the government’s recent tax cuts that put more money in the pockets of middle class families by raising taxes on the wealthiest one per cent of Canadians.

At the NSS, the Prime Minister announced that Canada will invest an additional $42 million in the Global Partnership Program – over the next two years – to improve nuclear and radiological security world-wide.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

In support of the Global Coalition Against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Canada announced it would invest $51 million – over three years – to build the capacity of counter-terrorism programs in the Middle East and North Africa.

Trudeau met with other leaders including: Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: David Cameron and President of Argentina Mauricio Macri.  Modi invited Trudeau to visit India, and Trudeau accepted.  No date has been announced.