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Justin Trudeau shot again at Durham MP Erin O’Toole for referencing Trudeau’s “swagger” throughout Question Period after the prime minister used the phrase to explain the expansion of Canada’s innovation economic system at a convention the day earlier than.
While talking at e-commerce big Shopify’s annual convention in Toronto on Tuesday, Trudeau stated he’d like Canada to have “a little more swagger” when it got here to selling homegrown improvements. The remark acquired combined reactions, and got here up a number of instances throughout Question Period the next day.
O’Toole referenced the remark when speaking about bringing Taiwan into the World Health Assembly.
“Will the prime minister show some global swagger and take a public position in support of Taiwan joining the World Health Assembly, or will he remain silent due to his admiration for basic dictatorship?” requested O’Toole.
Trudeau responded with an impassioned speech about Canadians being assured about “swaggering” on the world stage.
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“The Conservatives seem to have an issue with the idea of swagger, the ideas of Canadians being strong and proud on the world stage,” Trudeau responded.
“Canadians understanding that being back on the world stage, being positively engaged, being confident about our investments in AI, our investments in new technologies, our investments in the economy of the future, are things to be proud of here in Canada. No, we will not apologize for swaggering when it comes to talking about Canada and being confident in the future we are building together.”
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In his speech at Shopify’s convention the day earlier than, Trudeau praised Canada’s entrepreneurs, however lamented how vulnerable their improvements are to abroad traders.
Trudeau says he’s seen numerous funding flowing to Canada from Silicon Valley, the place main American know-how firms have constructed their companies.
He went on so as to add that “we need to do a better job of generating that capital here.”
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Trudeau additionally says there’s a flurry of Canadians returning dwelling from the U.S., however he didn’t elaborate additional.
His assertion is at odds with current worries from consultants of a so-called mind drain brought on by pc engineering employees in Canada shifting south of the border for jobs.
-With recordsdata from the Canadian Press.
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Note: “Previously Published on: 2018-05-09 23:30:40, as ‘Justin Trudeau says he gained’t apologize for ‘swaggering’ on world stage – National