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Four years in, ISED gets mixed reviews

By Aidan Chamandy      

'It's important because of the regulatory side, but politically, it's becoming more important because it can be used as a tool for political gain,' said Jake Enwright.

ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and former ISED Deputy Minister John Knubley had a great working relationship, and were an effective duo, said John Delacourt. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Innovation experts and former Department of Industry staffers say four years after Prime Minister Trudeau created the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), the department has grown into the second most important economic portfolio behind Finance in this government, and praise how the department has handled certain files, while criticizing its approach to others.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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