Opinion

Standard of living, quality of life rely on innovation, innovation relies on engineering design

Canada predominantly looks at and measures innovation from an economic perspective alone. This misses innovation impact on environmental quality, social justice, and healthier citizens. The Government of Canada must move to measure innovation outcomes to reflect economic factors and quality of life factors that Canadians value.

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured recently on the Hill. Canada’s capacity for discovery is a national strength. We continue to invest in this discovery strength, as we should. However, Canada does not reap the corresponding innovation rewards owing to a weakness in our development capacity. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By DOUGLAS RUTH, WARREN STIVER

PUBLISHED : Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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