Greenpeace also expressed hope that Trudeau won't let the garbage become Canada's legacy in the Philippines.
Trudeau said that while Canada has always been a part of the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) like the Philippines, there are other issues that would need to be addressed aside from economy.
He argued that trade deals create jobs and new and lucrative markets for business.
"I actually had an opportunity to have a conversation with President Duterte just before our meeting earlier this morning - a large meeting earlier this morning - in which I emphasized of course a people-to-people ties between Canada and the Philippines, and the great connections there", he told a press conference in Pasay City.
Trudeau also explained that Canada was not able to collect the garbage back due to legal restrictions on the part of their country which he noted were already resolved.
Trudeau said Duterte had been "receptive". His government has also been building a case with hope it can eventually obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
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South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle during a South Korea/United States combined training exercise at the U.S. South Korean officials detected signs recently that North Korea's military was preparing for winter drills.
The Philippines and Canada are working together to to bring to justice the Abu Sayyaf bandits who killed their Canadian hostages past year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, November 14. Trudeau was quoted saying in CNN report, "Every child deserves the best start in life, that's why Canada is helping mothers around the world get access to quality services like those offered at the Likhaan Center for Women's Health".
Nevertheless, Trudeau said he had discussed the issue with President Rodrigo Duterte and other Philippine authorities and assured them the commitment of the Canadian government to address the problem.
The opportunity arrives at a time when Trudeau is making efforts to raise Canada's worldwide profile and demonstrate it can wrestle with complicated challenges, at home and overseas.
Trudeau will be the first Canadian leader to participate in a one-hour exchange at the ASEAN summit, during which members will ask him questions and debate the depth of Canada's co-operation in the region.
Trudeau also said Canada stands alongside Asia in demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
"Partners in prosperity and in peace, Canada has sought to deepen and strengthen the ties that unite us in recent years for the benefit of all our citizens".