Canada’s future competitiveness and growth prospects are inextricably linked to our ability to seize the opportunities created by the rapidly evolving digital economy. Ottawa’s innovation agenda should be extended to pursue a broader digital policy strategy focused on three main goals:
promoting the rapid adoption and diffusion of digital technologies across all sectors of the economy;
assisting companies that have demonstrated commercial potential to grow to a global scale; and
promoting the creation of businesses capable of developing disruptive technologies.
Ultimately, given the pace of change and the complexity of the challenges involved, the most effective way for governments to respond is through continuous innovation in their policy and regulatory frameworks.