Trudeau visits Microsoft to promote Canada’s booming tech sector

Trudeau visits Microsoft to promote Canada’s booming tech sector

On Wednesday, May 17, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau surprised a crowd of Microsoft employees at a jam-packed auditorium in Washington. It was the first time in history that a sitting Canadian head of state was invited to the annual summit now called “The CEO Agenda: Navigating Change,” a closed-door event also attended by top business leaders and promising global tech figures.
 
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Beyond the optics of Trudeau's international popularity, the Liberal party leader was making a point - that of his intention to formally proclaim Canada as the next Silicon Valley. Many experts believe that Trudeau’s presence signified  Canada's intention to leverage the pitfalls of Trump’s “America first” rhetoric. Tech sectors, even those situated outside the San Francisco Bay Area, are typically a melting pot of geniuses from every corner of the world. Indeed, to find one bereft of at least one immigrant is nothing but impossible. Thus, persuading them to do business in a less hostile environment where racial predisposition doesn’t exist makes sense.

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“The prime minister’s participation in the summit is an important opportunity to encourage innovation, promote investment in the technology sector, and draw global talent to Canada,” said press secretary Andree-Lyne Halle in a statement.
 
Trudeau should be more of an amiable tourism secretary than a rigid statesman. After reading some lines from a prepared speech, he was expected to be straightforward. He was to tell every person in the hall everything about Canada’s vibrant tech industry—from Vancouver to Toronto to Waterloo—and convince them about its viability for expansion and startups.
 
“The PM will showcase Canada’s skilled, hard-working, creative, and diverse workforce,” Lyne Halle added.
 

The prime minister’s participation in the summit is an important opportunity to encourage innovation, promote investment in the technology sector, and draw global talent to Canada.


Presently, Canada sits at the centre of the global migration stage as it promotes itself as a top destination for immigrants. The new branding has become more effective and very in keeping with the unprecedented rise of “nation first” politics among other First World nations which are paving the way for stricter immigration policies. Canada, however, has long capitalised on immigration to solve a string of quandaries stifling its economic growth: low population rate and shaky local job market.
 
“To put Canada on the tech map” was Trudeau’s primary goal in the summit. Judging by the reaction online and the local reports after the event, everything went swimmingly. But whether the attractive face and the cosmopolitan cadence really worked will only be realised once the figures are in.
 One thing is certain, though. Canada is unyielding on making the country an enticing and accessible place for everyone.
 

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