Canada’s biggest asset resides in its human capital. We have the best post-secondary attainment rate amongst G7 countries and an immigration system that has proven to be one of the successful in the world. The foundation of innovation is intellectual capital. This is the best investment we’ll ever make in our economic future. We need to double down on our biggest strength.
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, pictured on Nov. 20, 2019, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa after being sworn in to cabinet. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Some may even argue the fifth industrial revolution—where focus is put on benefits to humanity and not just production—is emerging in parallel.
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