01 February 2012

The Globe's Simpson offers commentary on productivity and innovation

In his column today, the Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson asks "Can Ottawa spark innovation? It hasn’t yet." The piece is a good commentary adding to the national discussion on productivity and innovation, offering further insight (and prognostication) on the upcoming budget and the government's focus on improving business innovation. Simpson's focus on the outputs of the Jenkins Panel, notably the creation of an Innovation Council and the need to foster more Canadian R&D, are good paths forward. Our investments in Science and Technology and skills training need to start paying better dividends to future proof our economy.

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