Canada needs to own its ideas

by Robert Asselin – Senior Vice President, Policy, Business Council of Canada

On Beyond the Headlines, a current affairs radio show hosted by students at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Robert Asselin shared his perspective on the new digital economy. He emphasized that Canada must get better at transforming intellectual capital into products and services.

“Owning your own ideas is essential in the 21st century economy. If you don’t, other countries will just pick up your IP and grow their firms out of it and a lot of economic wealth will just be exported from your country.”

Robert Asselin, Senior Vice President, Policy, Business Council of Canada