Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at The World Economic Forum selling Canada to the world as a tech hub.
Trudeau used his time at the podium to try and re-brand Canada as “the Canadian opportunity” – pushing away from former PM Harper’s branding of “Canada the powerhouse”.
Trudeau said Canada’s natural resources remain an important part of the economy — even as oil prices slide in Alberta and he framed Canada as a safe place to invest amid global economic uncertainty.
Trudeau and 5 of his cabinet ministers are using theirs time at the Forum to rub elbows with the world’s heavy hitters – Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden, Microsoft CEO Natya Nadella, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and billionaire George Soros, whose interests include combating climate change.
Is this a smart play? Is it time Canada shifts from a natural resources based economy?
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