Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has urged Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to liberalise Ireland's restrictive abortion laws.
The leaders met in Montreal yesterday to discuss a range of issues including human rights, and the controversial Eight Amendment.
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“On the issue of reproductive rights, I shared our perspective that such rights are integral to women’s rights and they are human rights and I asked him to look at it as a fundamental human right and we had a good discussion,” he said.
Mr Trudeau's advice comes after the hashtag #JustinformLeo went viral this weekend, as Irish women took to Twitter to ask the Canadian leader to discuss the issue of Ireland's abortion ban during the visit.
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Following a successful meeting, the two leaders marched in the Montreal Pride parade yesterday afternoon.
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) August 20, 2017
Leo will now travel to Toronto where he is due to discuss growing trade, tourism, and investment between Ireland and Canada.