Budget 2024

Tax and spend fiscal plan will inhibit growth

Robert Asselin urges Canada to refocus and reorganize its innovation programs to position Canada for success. He shares his perspective in The Globe and Mail’s special series Per Capita that looks and explores the challenges facing Canada when it comes to innovation and productivity.

The government still thinks in terms of programs as opposed to outcomes. It should be outcomes first, then programs and structures to support these outcomes.”

“The problem is we have not gone to the next step, creating firms that are scalable and will remain in Canada.”