January 14, 2016 9:14 am
Updated: January 14, 2016 4:25 pm

Trudeau visits Ontario’s tech industry in Waterloo Region

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Kitchener today where Google Canada will cut the ribbon for a new headquarters for its Canadian development team.

A handful of workers opened Google’s first office in Kitchener back in 2005.

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Since then, Google has steadily expanded its investment in the region and the company says the new headquarters will be home to more than 350 engineers.

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Google says its dramatic transformation of the Breithaupt Block reflects its long-term commitment to Kitchener-Waterloo’s technology ecosystem.

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But prior to that, Trudeau will also be visiting the University of Waterloo and Blackberry’s head office.

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