The federal government has been out asking Canadians what we think about innovation. Our answers suggest we are sensitive about the one percenters taking advantage of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s desire to do something big in this regard. We are okay with public funds being used to help business, so long as the money is directed to the little guy.
This is what I deduce from this January 11 Globe and Mail story. The Globe’s Bill Curry used the Access to Information Act to obtain material on focus groups the government hosted in nine Canadian cities in November. Curry said the sessions focused on innovation, climate change, and the culture industry. Of the three, innovation received the bulk of the attention, which makes sense, given that Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s next budget likely will be on the same theme.
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