It was an eagerly anticipated match, pitting a self-described feminist who has welcomed more than 40,000 Syrian refugees to his country against a president who once bragged about grabbing women and has sought to crack down on immigration.
A Trudeau spokeswoman told the Associated Press the prime minister plans to discuss Canada's immigration and refugee policy with Trump.
Mr. Trump and Mr. Trudeau said the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders reflected their commitment to removing barriers to women's economic participation and supporting women in the business community.
Mr Trudeau spoke of a special bond and the "deep abiding respect" between the two countries, though he also said that "relationships between neighbours are pretty complex". "We affirm the importance of building on this existing strong foundation for trade and investment and further deepening our relationship". Trudeau said "diversity is our strength". The US President said that America's trade with Canada is "outstanding" and that they are "going to work together to make it even better".
Things were friendly between President Trump and Trudeau during the meeting and throughout the day, though they've had a contentious relationship in the past. But given the important trade relationship between the US and Canada, the two leaders expect to find common ground during their Monday meeting. It was the clearest signal yet that Canada - and the $541 billion in bilateral trade of which it's a part - isn't in USA crosshairs.
The president's remarks prompted former Mexican President Vicente Fox and former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman to question how a U.S. overhaul of Nafta could impact just one of the two other partners.
"The links between the two economies, which are very important, will be re-asserted". -Canada relations and said he's cautiously optimistic the two will can have a constructive relationship focused on increasing economic ties.
TRUDEAU: Canada and the United States have been neighbors a long time and Canadians and Americans have stood together, worked together at home and around the world.
Female executives from the United States and Canada are expected to participate.
"We're dealing with someone who has abused the Mexican president and the Australian prime minister", said Robert Bothwell, a professor at the University of Toronto.
"This is a delicate situation here".
Observers on Twitter were quick to dissect the meeting, with many Canadians voicing their pride in having Mr Trudeau as PM. "What does the emperor decree?"
Trudeau says he's justified in "turning his back" on his pledge, in part because it could hand more power to fringe parties. "We haven't had anything like this".