Police officer in Trudeau motorcade seriously injured in crash in California

By Canadian Press

By Canadian Press

Trudeau's motorcade was being escorted by the California Highway Patrol Dignitary Protection Section at 7.30pm after leaving the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. While US employers fear they will not be able to receive foreign workers, Canada offers a two-week fast track to grant work permits to qualified personnel, the so-called " strategic global skills visa.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government intends to press ahead with a review of a deal to sell 16 military helicopters to the Philippines, even as the country's president vowed to scrap the purchase because of conditions on how the equipment could be used.

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

"The Trump people have their heads in the sand and we have to make allies in Canada", Brown said.

Trudeau's stop in San Francisco highlights the already strong ties between Canada and California, particularly in research, academia and technology.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced the online business software company will invest another $2 billion in its Canadian operations.

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Tory Leader Andrew Scheer says Trudeau should end his U.S. trip early and come back to Canada to deal with this. Notley said she is prepared to risk being hit by fines under the New West Partnership trade agreement.

Trump has said that NAFTA is a "disaster" that eliminates jobs and has threatened to withdraw if they do not give him what he wants. Toronto, which has created a government-sponsored innovation hub for tech companies, was the only one of several Canadian cities that made the shortlist.

Justin's visit is opportune as talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement are now being had. Trudeau is the eldest son of the late Pierre Trudeau, who served as Canada's prime minister from 1968-1979 and 1980-1984.

The location is a symbolic choice, referring to the longstanding trade relationship between the USA and Canada.

Trudeau will spend a second day in California on Friday meeting with Gov.

In brief remarks to reporters before meeting with Newsom, Trudeau said it was good to talk about all the issues that bind California and Canada. Jerry Brown during a meeting in San Francisco, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

The Canadian leader had earlier visited Chicago and San Francisco on his three-day United States swing, and was set to meet Saturday with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, before returning to Ottawa.

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