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canada: He will meet with various business leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology sector to explore opportunities for growth in high-quality jobs and investment in Canada, press secretary Eleanore Catenaro told the Star in an email Wednesday, according to Toronto Star. Another Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, told Reuters news service the point of Trudeau's San Francisco meetings with Bezos and other tech leaders is to portray Canada as a good place to invest . . . and to explore opportunities related to job growth with those prominent business leaders who may be interested in expanding their operations in Canada. The Prime Minister's Office isn't predicting what will happen in the closed-door conversation that is part of Trudeau's four-day U.S. trip. Toronto is the only Canadian city among 20 on Amazon's list of 20 finalists to be the possible home for its second North American headquarters, with a promise of as many as 50,000 jobs and up to 5 billion in investment by the online retail giant based in Seattle. The Toronto-area bid is unusual in that promises no special incentives, such as tax breaks, instead focusing on the region's assets in terms of tech talent, education institutions, ethnic diversity and openness to newcomers, and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Article Continued Below Amazon has pitted the cities against each other in a bid process reminiscent of Olympic hosting competitions. ( As reported in the news.