Special Report

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.

    Subscribe now to start reading premium, award-winning journalism.

    By entering your e-mail you consent to receiving commercial electronic messages from The Logic Inc. containing news, updates, offers or promotions about The Logic Inc.’s products and services. You can withdraw your consent at anytime. Please refer to our privacy policy or contact us for more details.

    In-depth, agenda-setting reporting

    Great journalism delivered straight to your inbox.

    An illustration of a person wearing a red graduation gown and a cap with a maple leaf tassel. It has a purple background.


    Alberta unveils carbon-capture and storage incentive details

    Dow to build US$6.5B net-zero petrochemicals megaproject in Alberta

    Federal government, Google reach $100M deal on Online News Act

    Best business newsletter in Canada

    Get up to speed in minutes with insights and analysis on the most important stories of the day, every weekday.

    Exclusive events

    See the bigger picture with reporters and industry experts in subscriber-exclusive events.

    Membership in The Logic Council

    Membership provides access to our popular Slack channel, participation in subscriber surveys and invitations to exclusive events with our journalists and special guests.

    Canada's most influential executives and policymakers are reading The Logic

    • CPP Investments
    • Sun Life Financial
    • C100
    • Amazon
    • Telus
    • Mastercard
    • bdc
    • Shopify
    • Rogers
    • RBC
    • General Motors
    • MaRS
    • Government of Canada
    • Uber
    • Loblaw Companies Limited