Big agricultural firms are moving into big data and raising big questions about the future of food production — which few people are asking.
Organization: Statistics Canada
The federal government failed to implement the key objective of Canada’s superclusters and needs to overhaul how their performance is evaluated, innovation policy experts say.
Farms and farmers are not what they used to be. As we worry about policies addressing supply chains for rare earths and semiconductors, we should spare some thought for policy that determines the fundamental structure of Canadian food production.
The 2021 Census of Agriculture revealed major changes in the structure of Canada’s agricultural sector, reflecting fundamental shifts that are expected to continue.
The number of Canadians engaged in entrepreneurial activities has doubled in the last decade. Whether that’s good news or bad news depends on how you view the role of start-ups in the economy.
Umicore set to build industrial scale battery materials manufacturing plant in Ontario; Ottawa commits to advancing cooperative ocean science and sustainability with international partners, India’s Tata Consultancy Services opens Pace Port Toronto to spur digital innovation, and more.
NORAD upgrades include plans for a space-based surveillance system and a science program with the US; three new funding streams to bolster Canada’s clinical trials, phase 2 of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy launches, and more.
Changes to government policy could enable small and medium-sized businesses to offer meaningful workplace inclusion programs for people often excluded from the labour force such as youth with autism, to help address Canada’s labour shortages, Ling Huang, co-founder and CEO of Edmonton-based Technology North, says in an op-ed.
The Liberals latest federal Budget takes aim at Canada’s perennial innovation problem with billions in new funding, including a new $15-billion Canada Growth Fund.
Green Party of Ontario releases EV strategy two months ahead of provincial election, research gets a boost through the New Frontiers in Research Fund, a review of Canada’s Remote Sensing Space Systems Act is completed, and more.