Person: Ron Freedman

Ron Freedman

Hats Off to the Bureaucrats
By Ron Freedman

Industry Canada and HRDC bureaucrats deserve praise for keeping the innovation policy ship of state afloat through stormy political seas. Surviving a fiscal downturn, last-minute ministerial changes, central agency meddling, and internecine party warfare, the Government of Canada’s new innovation strategy (Achieving Excellence: Investing in People, Knowledge and Opportunity) boldly outlines 10 federal priorities and 15 explicit short- and long-term targets.