Police officer and two others injured in Trudeau motorcade crash

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Salesforce

And so is Mexico.

"The statements that have been coming out of the Philippines on the potential or possible uses of those helicopters have given us cause to need to follow up on that, and that's exactly what we're doing".

The prime minister didn't say what his government was willing to offer to land the project, instead speaking of what he called the "Canadian advantage". Trudeau promoted his country as a destination for California technology firms uneasy with shifting USA immigration policy.

Trudeau's stop in San Francisco also highlights the already strong ties between Canada and California, particularly in research, academia and technology. He has threatened to pull out unless the deal requires more auto production in the US, while shifting additional government contracts to USA companies.

But a vehicle made a left turn and the two collided in the intersection.

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

"Canada is one of the most exciting investment opportunities for Salesforce and we are thrilled to commit $2 billion over the next five years to fuel future growth", said Benioff.

The meeting was the first of several for Trudeau in San Francisco with tech sector executives, including with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. 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.

Enterprise software startup AppDirect, which hosted Trudeau for the press event, also said that it would hire 300 Canadians and open a new Toronto office.

Trudeau, who was traveling in the motorcade at the time of the crash was not injured, officials said. His visit was part of a four-day trip to the United States to discuss the "interconnectedness" of the countries' economies as the North American Free Trade Agreement is being renegotiated.

Google built its latest DeepMind artificial intelligence facility at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Reaching agreements has always required "persistence and no shortage of sunny, Reagan-esque optimism on both sides", he said.

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