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Trudeau expounds at Mandel Hall

Trudeau expounds at Mandel Hall

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau picked up promises of investments and jobs during his first official visit to San Francisco, where he promoted Canada as a destination for California technology firms frustrated by uncertain USA immigration laws.

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"There are going to be 60 million displaced persons around the world in the coming years, so no country can accept them all, but if everyone does a little bit more, we make a significant dent in the problem", Trudeau said. From your approach, from your dynamism, but also from your willingness to challenge the way things have always been done, and say: Why can't things be totally different?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived Thursday in sunny California, armed with a Canadian sales pitch aimed at attracting Silicon Valley talent and investment capital.

The next round of talks over the trade pact in Mexico later this month have loomed over the visit, which also included stops in Chicago and San Francisco. Trump has called the agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail and has threatened to withdraw from it if he can't get what he wants. Auto companies have been wary of the proposed change to the "rule of origin", however, and fear that it could make them less competitive outside North America.

More generally, Trudeau touted the economic and cultural benefits of free trade, citing Canada's own history-the initially fraught relationship between the French and English, as well as their mutual mistreatment of indigenous peoples-as a success story.

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced the online business software company will invest another $2 billion in its Canadian operations. Canadian leaders have promoted their country's immigration policies as an alternative to the Trump administration's ban on travelers from some Muslim countries and restrictions on work permits for some foreigners.

Trudeau was on his second day of a visit to California.

The next round of NAFTA negotiations faces multiple sticking points that negotiators hope to sort out before the twin disruptions of a presidential election in Mexico and US congressional midterms.

Several tech entrepreneurs in Canada said the University of Toronto, in particular, was a draw, thanks to its research in machine learning and other artificial intelligence, and that businesses also could be confident they could hire anyone they wanted, given immigration policy.

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Trudeau had just given a speech at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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