Ottawa, December 17, 2014 — In a report published today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce argues that the only way for Canadian companies to compete and win in modern manufacturing is through a strong commitment to innovation. Today, however, Canada’s innovation rank—a key component of competitiveness—is troublesome. Ranked 22nd in the world by the World Economic Forum for its capacity for innovation and given a “D” grade in innovation by the Conference Board of Canada for most of the last decade, Canada has not had a company on the Boston Consulting Group’s list of top 50 global innovators since 2010.
Ottawa, November 19 2014 – The travel and tourism sector is one of Canada’s largest generators of GDP, contributing close to $80 billion to its economy annually. However, Canada is experiencing a serious competitiveness challenge in this sector. Our tourism competiveness problems are self-made and can be overcome by better strategies and policies.
Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling for increased investments to Canada’s marketing budget.