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Reviving Canada’s Innovation Economy

Reviving Canada’s Innovation Economy
Tuesday, April 30, 202406:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Rideau Club99 Bank St 15th FloorOttawa, ON K1P 6B9, Canada 

Event Summary

The Canadian economy is in a rut, becoming increasingly less globally competitive than its peers. That much is clear in news headlines and dinner table conversations across the country. But there is far less clarity about the specific underlying details of what ails Canada’s economy, and as a result most assertions about how to address Canada’s economic woes focus too much on discrete issues such as science funding, lack of venture capital, and antitrust policy, while missing the bigger picture of what drives innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. To move the country forward, Canadian policymakers will need to take concerted action to fundamentally shift the way innovation and competitiveness policy is conceived and implemented in Canada.

Watch now for Information Technology and Innovation Foundation's (ITIF) launch event for the Centre for Canadian Innovation and Competitiveness, an Ottawa-based ITIF affiliate focused on tackling these issues. The event featured an expert panel discussion on a new report from the Centre examining the how and why of Canada’s performance on key measures of productivity, innovation, and competitiveness.


Robert D.
Robert D. Atkinson@RobAtkinsonITIF
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Michele Austin
Vice President, Public Affairs
Bell Canada
Mark Schaan
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Leonard Waverman
Professor of Finance and Business Economics
McMaster University
Lawrence Zhang@lawrencezed
Head of Policy, Centre for Canadian Innovation and Competitiveness
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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