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Policy prospectus: Breaking down each party’s election promises on innovation

Two weeks into Canada’s federal election, the shape of the four major national parties’ economic policies is becoming clear. But ideas for growing the innovation economy remain in short supply. 

And while each of the parties has voiced support for innovative firms, the policies they’ve unveiled to date do not include significant new programs or funding for those that are growing quickly.

From big tech to data privacy and stock options, The Logic has broken down the key promises on innovation from the Conservative Party, the New Democratic Party (NDP) and the Green Party, as well as the Liberal Party’s promises—and the decisions it made in its first term in government—to highlight how they would affect startups and firms in fast-growing sectors.

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