Responsible and effective policies help Canada attract people and investment, enable companies to grow and create jobs, and allow families to build better lives for themselves and for their children.
Areas of focus include:
Jobs and Growth
Enabling a competitive environment that delivers economic growth and high-value jobs to Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Federal and provincial budgets that invest responsibly in people and growth-enabling initiatives.
Modernizing and simplifying Canada’s overly complex, inefficient, and dated tax system.
Noah Smith, an economist whose commentary I always find original and insightful, wrote a great commentary earlier this week on why China’s industrial policy has been mostly a flop. His main argument—which I very much agree with—is that throwing a lot of public money at firms is the wrong and ineffective way to do industrial policy.