The man who wrote Manitoba’s innovation strategy has a new job in the private sector. Doug McCartney sees some novel opportunities emerging for the province’s innovation ecosystem – including a ‘silver lining’ in international trade disputes.
Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives (PCs) are set to govern come June 29, but it remains to be seen what the new leadership will mean to science, technology and innovation in the province.
Alberta’s NDP government tabled its 2018 Budget on March 22 by reiterating a long-standing objective of diversifying its economy, both in its traditional strengths in energy and in emerging sectors, including life sciences, clean technology and health innovation.
British Columbia has jumped into the science advice and advocacy arena by appointing a tech industry veteran – Dr. Alan Winter – in hopes of increasing the province’s share of federal innovation funding.