Leo Varadkar will kick off his three-day visit to Canada with a bilateral meeting before marching alongside Justin Trudeau in today's Montreal Pride parade.
The Taoiseach is then expected to travel to Toronto where he will discuss CETA and trade agreements between Ireland and Canada.
Looking forward to meeting @CanadianPM Justin Trudeau in Montreal this wkend to continue to strengthen Ireland-Canada relations
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) August 15, 2017
Ahead of the visit, supporters of the Repeal the Eight campaign started a viral hashtag #justinformleo, calling on the Canadian Prime Minister to approach the issue of Ireland's abortion ban, and educate Leo on the progressive Canadian system.
— RepealEight (@repealeight) August 19, 2017
Ailbhe Smyth from the Coalition to Repeal the 8th said: "I would really like to see someone like Leo Varadkar would have an understanding that it is not enough to come out in favour of one aspect of human rights while completely ignoring another."
Leo is also expected to meet with business and tourism leaders and attend a reception with the Irish community in the city.