Trudeau-Trump meeting provides measure of comfort for Corporate Canada

Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary participate in the Conservative leadership candidates' debate in Halifax on Feb. 4. Conservatives vote for a new party leader on May 27

Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary participate in the Conservative leadership candidates' debate in Halifax on Feb. 4. Conservatives vote for a new party leader on May 27

They both spoke to President Trump and female business executives. Just watch the moment when Trump clearly makes his standard yank and Trudeau alternately pulls back and gently pushes to make sure this remains a normal handshake as human adults are meant to do.

"I think this may be the most tense of the in-person meeting with heads of state", TheStreet's Jim Cramer said on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" Monday.

No doubt the prime minister of Australia had the same goal, but Trump lashed out at Malcolm Turnbull over an immigration matter during their first phone conversation earlier this month.

"And we had a very strong and fruitful discussion on exactly that", Trudeau said during a relatively brief East Room press conference.

Trump's been getting a lot of (well-deserved) flack for his handshaking skills recently after a few highly-televised and poorly-executed handshakes left the internet wondering why Trump is so bad at shaking hands.

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"Canada will always stay true to the values that have made us this extraordinary country, a place of openness", Trudeau said Friday in Yellowknife, the capital of the country's Northwest Territories. Do you believe that President Trump's moratorium on immigration has merit on national security grounds?

This afternoon the PM and the president will deliver a progress report at a joint press conference. During that meeting the two launched the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneur and Business Leaders, seeking to encourage more business activity between both women business leaders and the USA and Canada. -Canadian "council for the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business leaders".

Trump emphasized that his pursuit of changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement are aimed more at commerce between the USA and Mexico than at Canada.

When a reporter asked if Mr. Trump had ever visited Canada, presidential aides cut the photo op short and escorted the media out. It could also alleviate some fears that Trump will be as combative with Trudeau as he has been with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

Also, the day before an Axios report cited Trump as demanding that women who work for him need "to dress like women", vocal feminist Trudeau pushed for passage of Bill C-309.