Trudeau to host ‘Three Amigos’ summit, expected in late June: sources

By on May 4, 2016

PM Justin Trudeau. (Photo: Justin Trudeau's official Twitter account)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Photo: PM Justin Trudeau’s official Twitter account)

OTTAWA – Federal sources say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will formalize the date for the so-called Three Amigos summit at a press conference on Thursday.

The summit, which draws together the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico, is expected to take place in Ottawa towards the end of June.

Trudeau will announce the date during a day meant to highlight accomplishments of his government during its first six months in office.

Canada was supposed to host a Three Amigos summit last year, but the meeting did not materialize – in part because former prime minister Stephen Harper was at odds with Mexico over a visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada.

That issue is still outstanding, but Trudeau has promised to lift the visa.