Trudeau to get down to business in Washington

NAFTA negotiations resume this week in Washington and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to the U.S. capital to shore up Canada's position.

Trudeau leaves Monday for D.C., where he'll first make a stop at a dinner celebrating female entrepreneurs.

On Tuesday, the PM sits down with U.S. President Donald Trump and a group of U.S. lawmakers who have the power in Congress to make or break the NAFTA deal.

Trudeau and Trump are expected to make informal remarks to media, but not hold a formal press conference together.

After Washington, Trudeau heads on to Canada's other partner in the NAFTA talks, Mexico -- his first state visit to that country.

In addition to meeting the Mexican president, Trudeau is expected to honour the victims of recent earthquakes in Mexico, and receive a firsthand account of the rebuilding efforts.

Former prime minister Stephen Harper will also be in Washington tomorrow, to attend a panel discussion on trade with Trudeau just a few blocks away at the White House.