Opinion: Innovation is key to new economy

In tough times, it is tempting to look back instead of looking forward. Hold on tight; wait for things to return to normal. For Alberta in early 2016, we face job losses, budget cuts and credit rating drops — emphasizing the extent to which our economic vitality depends on oil and gas. It is tempting to long for the past …

Canada falling behind clean tech competition

Canadian clean tech companies continue to record stellar growth but are falling behind global competitors in the absence of a co-ordinated government strategy to boost exports. This country’s share of the global market for manufactured environmental goods fell by 41 per cent between 2005 and 2013, Analytica Advisors said in a report to be released Wednesday. Though exports grew to …