Canada and Alberta: We need to expand our views beyond our borders

Monday, January 28, 2019

Takeaways:

1- Climate change is bringing new market opportunities and the traditional energy sector already has the applicable skillsets for emerging sectors.

2- Government should step up to take risks where the free market would not, and to initiate innovation. However, the free market needs to come in once those activities are initiated so it can fuel this innovation while making a sizeable return on investment.

3- Canada’s stability is becoming very apparent, and will produce new and expanding opportunities.

Action:

Canada should aim to reach beyond its borders. We have to get our innovation into a product, get that product into a tangible market, and then make the linkages and connections to scale that product for market, wherever that may be around the world.

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