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Canadian tech thriving under Justin Trudeau

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  • Ryan Holmes is chief executive officer of Canada's Hootsuite Media Inc., which builds software that manages corporate customers' social media.

    Ryan Holmes is chief executive officer of Canada's Hootsuite Media Inc., which builds software that manages corporate customers' social media.
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Not so long ago, Canadian tech entrepreneurs had a long list of grievances. Now those problems have largely evaporated. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, eager to brand itself as innovative, has given tech leaders pretty much everything they asked for, including special fast-track visas for tech workers and hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital money and support for artificial intelligence research.

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