Prime Minister to attend 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make a second high-profile stop in France in coming days during his trip to attend commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Sunday's ceremony at Vimy is expected to draw thousands of Canadians to mark the First World War battle where all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together for the first time in history.

Nearly 36-hundred Canadian soldiers were killed over four days of fighting that led to their capture of the strategically important ridge from the Germans.

Sources say Trudeau will then travel to Juno Beach on Monday, April 10th to commemorate Canadian soldiers' contributions in D-Day from the Second World War.