Trade, Brexit, abortion and the healthcare system were all on the table during a bi-lateral meeting between the Taoiseach and his Canadian counterpart.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is in Montreal at the invitation of the Premier Justin Trudeau.
He was honoured with full military honours including a 19 gun salute at the met this morning at the Royal Highland Regiment Armoury in the city.
The Taoiseach inspected the guard of honour led by parade commander Major Lance Richard Gosselin, alongside Mr Trudeau.
He was also shown a piece of shared Canadian and Irish military history.
An old Canadian gun built in Quebec during World War Two and which subsequently changed hands - sold first to the Dutch and then the Irish Defence Forces in 1970 - was returned to Canada as a gift some years ago.
Later, Mr Trudeau said he was very pleased the Taoiseach and his partner Matt are to march in the Montreal Pride parade later today.