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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Manila on Tuesday night, with two vexing economic challenges waiting for him at the second major international summit of his first foreign trip.

Trudeau will be trying to make inroads in a part of the world that Canada has repeatedly been accused of ignoring. And he will be under pressure to take concrete steps towards wrestling the mother of all trade deals to the ground — the Trans-Pacific Partnership that spans 12 countries and 40 per cent of the global economy.

Trudeau arrived at the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in the Philippine capital, where he...

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