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The real questions Canada should be asking in the run up to the election

The real questions Canada should be asking in the run up to the election

Post election update. The Liberal Party has won the Canandian election on a platform which promised investment, not more budget cuts. The new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now needs to ask the right questions about how to steer and direct this spending, not only on shovel-ready projects, but with vision. He would do well to listen to Liberal Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, who recently cited my work in her speech to the Waterloo Innovation Summit on 17 September 2015, saying:

“One of Mariana’s central observations is that, in our post-recession world, the state has been cast as the villain — a hapless, cumbersome meddler that has always done a poor job of mimicking the private sector, so should get out of the way — just focus more

Challenging perceptions about public investment in Canada

Challenging perceptions about public investment in Canada

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a world tour (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Holland, Italy, Dubai, Brazil, the USA and more) talking to policy makers, business leaders, and trade unions about how to achieve economic growth that is both ‘smart’ (innovation led) and ‘inclusive’. I’ve decided to start documenting some of these encounters. This first blog in the series is on Canada.

My first ‘innovation’ meeting in Canada was back more