Proven economic policies, not ‘bold ideas,’ needed to spur growth in Canada

In Research by Michael Rae

Later today federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau (pictured above) will meet with his government’s appointed Advisory Council on Economic Growth, which will provide advice on how to spark long-term growth in Canada.The council, led by McKinsey’s Dominic Barton, is expected to release its first round of recommendations, and media reports suggest the focus will partly be on policies that attract skilled workers and investment.These are worthy goals. However, the reality is that recent federal policies are working against achieving them. What Canada needs is not “bold ideas” from the council—such as a bureaucratically-driven “Invest in Canada Office”—but rather a return

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