The world has changed—it will be a more difficult, more competitive and less friendly world—and we have to find our place in it. We will need a more muscular economy and strengthened social cohesion.
We are all losers in the decline of the Conservative Party as a source of serious ideas for a more successful Canada. A healthy democracy needs a credible opposition to hold the government accountable.
One that creates opportunities and domestic markets for the most promising young companies, such as acceleration of smart cities, clean energy, sustainable water systems, new forms of urban design, andagri-food genomics.
This means ensuring that we have the companies ready to drive future growth—ensuring they survive the pandemic world to help lead growth and job creation in the post-pandemic world.
The world will be different and we will need to be much more strategic and much more innovative in how we respond. In fact, the world was changing even before the pandemic hit, though this was not widely recognized by ou
U.S. tech giants have the financial capacity to buy up weakened Canadian tech companies and their IP, often at fire-sale prices. Is this what Morneau and Bains want?
The Trudeau government should appoint an independent task force or royal commission to design a new social contract for Canadians, one that is much more inclusive.
That was the lesson of the 1930s Great Depression. If we are to avoid a similar calamity as the 1930s we need to be innovative in our responses today—and to be fast in getting things done. We are only partway there.