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Trudeau's trip also comes as Canada and Mexico strive to address US demands for NAFTA reform, with the fate of the trade pact uncertain.

President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the 24-year-old pact if he can't get what he wants.

On his visit to Northern California this week, Trudeau promoted his country's fast-track employment permit for certain workers, dubbed the "global skills strategy visa".

"The challenge we have is not trade deal versus no trade deal".

His stops were created to showcase recruiting successes.

Salesforce has announced that it's investing $2 billion over five years towards growing its business in Canada. And Trudeau had a few local heavy hitters set to sit down with him, with Salesforce Chief Executive Marc Benioff, eBay CEO Devin Wenig, AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks and Amgen CEO Robert Bradway scheduled to have talks with the Canadian prime minister.

Which is why Trudeau touched down in San Francisco on Thursday for a two-day visit aimed at promoting Canada as a business destination for Bay Area companies, and those in the tech sector, in particular.

Trudeau is heavily courting US technology companies to open offices in Canada as a way to prevent home-grown tech workers from leaving the country for work in the U.S. Canadian PM pitches Canada tech jobs to San Francisco marketAmazon C.E.O.

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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.

Trudeau said negotiators have already agreed on three chapters - rules around competition, small and medium-sized enterprises and anti-corruption measures.

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During his interview with Trudeau, Axelrod asked how the leader dealt with the tension between combating climate change and okaying the construction of new pipelines.

The lengthy talks have increased the political pressure and the rhetoric in Canada, where the stakes are high.

"NAFTA supports 14 million jobs, representing thousands of jobs in each of the 50 states", Sen.

In his speech, Trudeau made repeated references to the historic connections between the two countries and argued that backing away from NAFTA could unspool deep ties across the continent - with an unknown cost.

There are also USA demands for greater market access to Canada's protected dairy industry, amplifying Trudeau's message among dairy farmers in IL, neighbouring Wisconsin, and California.



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