Trudeau's World Economic Forum talk to focus on investing in Canada, women's, workers' rights

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Davos, Switzerland where he will deliver a speech today at the World Economic Forum expected to focus on investment in Canada and women's and workers' rights.

A government source told The Canadian Press Trudeau will seek to convince world leaders about the economic benefits of hiring more women and creating conditions that will allow them to succeed.

The prime minister's agenda for the event includes bilateral meetings with political leaders as well as sit-downs with the heads of multinational giants and an economic roundtable with business leaders tomorrow.

Trudeau's efforts to attract investment in Canada comes amid an uncertain future for NAFTA, with the sixth round of negotiations to renew the trade pact currently being held in Montreal.

But the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership may be less cloudy.

The Canadian Press has learned that the federal government is optimistic that a deal may be near that would see Canada agree to the Trans-Pacific Partnership as early as today.

Leaders of T-P-P countries met in November on the sidelines of the A-PEC summit in Vietnam, where Canada resisted signing on.

The 11 remaining T-P-P countries started working to salvage the deal after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew last year.