New Minister of Innovation should prioritize investment in digital infrastructure to ensure economic recovery

Read the full Op-ed by Robert Ghiz here: New Minister of Innovation should prioritize investment in digital infrastructure to ensure economic recovery

Congratulations to the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne on his new role as Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, one of Government’s most important portfolios, at a crucial time for the Canadian economy. 

The past year has not been without challenges for all Canadians and all levels of government. The challenges before Minister Champagne and the rest of the Federal Government are many. 

Among the many priorities set out in the Minister’s mandate letter from the Prime Minister, Minister Champagne is tasked with helping grow Canada’s economy, creating jobs, ensuring Canada’s long-term competitiveness on the world stage, and promoting a cleaner environment. 

These priorities are not the Minister’s alone. To be successful, government and the business community must work together with common purpose to ensure that Canada emerges from this turbulent period in better shape than it was prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.  This can only be accomplished if we prioritize investment in critical infrastructure.

[Op-Ed originally published in the Hill Times on January 27th, 2021].