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The future is here, but is Canada ready to take advantage of it?

By Sean Mullin      

Smart policy can unlock our country’s potential and ensure that we are poised to capture the highs, while mitigating the lows, of the innovation economy.

Canada’s innovation economy is having a moment, with big investments from tech giants like Google, but with this success comes a new set of challenges, writes Sean Mullin. Flickr photograph by Niharb

On Feb. 6, global internet giant Google announced it was tripling its workforce to almost 5,000 jobs across Canada. The week before, homegrown Canadian darling, Shopify, announced 1,000 new jobs in Vancouver. Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon are all hiring. The digital economy generated more than $100-billion in growth last year. And 2019 was a record year for venture capital investment in Canada.

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