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I want Canada to be a nation of innovation: Bains

By Navdeep Bains      

What I’m most interested by—and it is a challenge faced not just by Canada but every advanced economy around the world—is the question of how a government can cultivate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. How can we put in place the right conditions for innovation? Specifically, how can we do it in a way that ensures that the Canadian economy remains at the leading edge?

As Canada’s minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, I have spent considerable time since my appointment thinking and talking about Canada as a Nation of Innovation. Since taking on this role, I have been speaking daily with Canadian and international business groups, leading thinkers and experts—including last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, which was focused on the ‘Industry 4.0’ revolution. What I’m most interested by—and it is a challenge faced not just by Canada

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