Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with General Motors CEO Mary Barra in Markham, Ont., on Thursday to discuss job creation, but neither the government nor automaker released many details about the discussions.
General Motors Canada CEO Stephen Carlisle and Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and economic development, were also in attendance.
The meeting wasn’t on the prime minister’s public itinerary, but his office did tweet about it while it was underway early Thursday.
“Started the day in Markham meeting with @GM's CEO @mtbarra, to talk about creating more jobs in Canada & empowering women in business,” read a post on the prime minister official Twitter page.
Trudeau has made it clear that gender equity is a major plank of his government’s policies -- his first 31-member cabinet included 15 women -- and Barra is the first female CEO of a major global automaker.