Catching The Innovation Fever

The best way to build an economy is by investing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in our schools.

The economies of British Columbia, and Canada as a whole, were built on our bounty of natural resources - drawers of water and hewers of wood, as the saying goes. But do natural resources drive or support real economic development?

The problem is that natural resources are dependent on things we cannot control, such as global prices and demand from other markets. Ask any forest town what that is like. And we know through countless articles and pronouncements by business and government that Canada’s innovation and productivity is lagging.

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