Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says he will focus his final mandate year on considering recommendations made in seven recently-released reports by a government-struck panel of industry leaders.
The tables, composed of dozens of industry representatives, recommended more emphasis on scaling-up firms through an 'Own the podium'-style funding program, cutting red tape, and establishing new networks between businesses and investors.
Though the industry believes the federal government's flagship innovation program, SR&ED, is important and useful, all say it could use some tweaks.
Canada once had a biotechnology strategy that, despite its flaws and poor execution, sent a signal that biotech firms should open up shop in Canada.
In 16 months, the ex-PMO manager went from rookie backbencher to cabinet, but while some might say her connections got her where she is, she says it's 20 years of experience in government and politics.
One suspect fled the hotel with two bags of expensive equipment, and was chased by an Environment and Climate Change Canada official. In the end, the thieves escaped and the equipment was recorded as a loss.
Canada has ambitious plans to make the country's cybersecurity industry world-leading. But finding enough cyber talent, as is the case in many countries, is hard to do.