Justin Trudeau kicking off 3-day cabinet retreat in St. John's with Come from Away forum

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal cabinet will be in St. John's, Newfoundland for the next few days.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in St. John's for three days starting Monday, taking part in strategy sessions with his newly shuffled cabinet. (CBC)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal cabinet will be in St. John's, Newfoundland for the next few days.

Trudeau's three-day visit will include a Come From Away forum Monday evening on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S. The musical Come From Away, which tells the story of how central Newfoundland accommodated thousands of stranded airline passengers, has been a hit on Broadway.

The forum will include performances by the cast of the Canadian version of Come From Away, which is set to open in Toronto this February. The forum will be followed by a panel discussion from St. John's area MP Seamus O'Regan with the cast and creators of the show.

"This is the kind of show that's going to last," O'Regan told CBC on Monday. 

"It's a feel-good show. People can't get enough of it. They're expecting a 10-year run on Broadway, I'd expect at least that in Toronto."

The prime minister will then be holding cabinet meetings and strategy sessions in St. John's on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It will mark one of the first events for O'Regan as minister of Veteran's Affairs. O'Regan was named to cabinet as the province's representative last month after Judy Foote announced plans to retire.

With files from Peter Cowan