Doug Ford met with chorus of boos at Toronto tech conference amid funding cuts - 2019-05-21
Ontario Premier Doug Ford was met with a chorus of boos and sparse applause as he took the stage at the Collision tech conference in Toronto on Tuesday — the same day that news broke that the province slashed $24 million in artificial intelligence research.
"Thank you for the warm welcome, my friends," Ford said after being introduced by the conference's co-host, Sunil Sharma.
Ford appeared at the conference one day after Prime Minister Trudeau made the case to attendees Monday evening that Canada has immigration to thank for its thriving technology sector. The four-day conference is being held in Canada for the first time and is set to take place in Ontario for the next three years.