10/02/2014 11:13 EDT | Updated 12/02/2014 05:59 EST

Stephen Harper in Q&A before Board of Trade in Brampton today

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is in Brampton, Ont., today to participate in a "moderated question and answer session" with Paul Woolford, chair of the Mississauga Board of Trade.

On Friday, the prime minister is expected to reveal his plans for a Canadian combat mission in Iraq.

The prime minister is not expected to take questions from the media at the Brampton event, so it's unclear whether he'll speak about the military deployment or restrict his remarks to local and economic concerns.