The Canadian Press/ Tijana Martin
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Breaking down new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole’s innovation platform

Ontario MP Erin O’Toole became leader of the federal Conservative Party in the early hours of Monday, beating former longtime cabinet minister Peter MacKay and Toronto lawyer Leslyn Lewis.

While successful leadership candidates’ proposals don’t always transfer to a party’s election platform or governing agenda, O’Toole presented Tory members with a host of ideas on Canada’s innovation economy. The new head of the official opposition proposed targeted incentives for sectors like telecommunications and cleantech, as well as big-picture reforms similar to those of his party’s 2019 federal election platform. Here’s what you need to know.

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