Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak with the European Union's President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen this morning via video conference.
The trio will discuss their commitment to international cooperation ahead of the US presidential election, particularly through strong support of the United Nations and World Health Organization.
The virtual meeting, which would have normally taken place in the form of a summit as it did last summer, will emphasize the importance of the three leaders to hold up and respect the international organizations.
An official told The Canadian Press that topics to be discussed were the Canada-led efforts to reform the World Trade Organization through what is called the Ottawa Group.
The WTO has seen some controversy lately, as US President Donald Trump has effectively halted the WTO by not filling in vacancies in its body of judges since December. The body cannot move forward with hearing disputes without these judges. Trump went so far as to call the WTO "horrible."
Other topics will likely include China's bullish behaviour, especially towards imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who were arrested in an apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of Chinese tech royalty Meng Wanzhou.