Canada's Justin Trudeau touts trade with nod to Reagan in Simi Valley

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The stop in Chicago will be Trudeau's first on a four-day swing through the United States, during which he is also expected to push trade during stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he will give a speech to a sold-out audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 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.

Trudeau said Canadians needed to continually remind Americans about the bilateral relationship between the two countries, which can often be taken for granted.

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured when his motorcycle was involved in a crash while escorting the motorcade of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, authorities said.

"We need to collectively do a much better job of ensuring the benefits of trade are shared more broadly, to more people", he said.

Trump called the 24-year-old NAFTA trade pact agreement a job-killing "disaster" on the campaign trail and has threatened to withdraw from it if he can't get what he wants.

Trudeau plans to meet with the presidents of eBay; Devin Wenig; Salesforce, Marc Benioff, and Amazon, Jeff Bezos.

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In contrast to his limited references to Trump, Trudeau made continuous references to Reagan throughout his roughly 25-minute speech, including a recollection of being charmed by Reagan when meeting him as a boy.

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

Days ago, reminding Donald Trump about a possible outcome, Trudeau at the University of Chicago, has said the fall of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will hurt the middle class of the United States, media reports said.

Google built its latest DeepMind artificial intelligence facility at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, after several of its graduates came to work on the project. Trudeau's vehicle was not involved and the motorcade continued. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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. On Saturday, Trudeau will join the mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for a media event before traveling home to Canada.