Trudeau, Canada on agenda for international meeting of economic elites
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media following the Commonwealths Heads of Government meeting in Valletta, Malta Saturday, November 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 11, 2016 11:03AM EST
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will head overseas at the end of the month to sell his economic policies to international leaders and some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful people.
Trudeau's office says the prime minister will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and will speak about his government's infrastructure promises and tax changes the Liberals expect will give the Canadian economy a boost.
Many of those details will be outlined when Trudeau and a cadre of his cabinet ministers answer questions in a session that the conference agenda describes as a discussion of the country's future and its role in the world.
Trudeau is also expected to have a key speaking slot during the open day of the four-day conference that kicks off Jan. 20.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper famously used the meeting in 2012 to announce changes to retirement benefits, including raising the eligibility age for federal pension payments to 67 from 65.
Trudeau ran on a platform of reversing that decision.