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    What a Liberal minority government means for Canada’s innovation economy

    Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaking in the the French language leaders' debate in Gatineau, Que. in October 2019
    Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaking in the French language leaders' debate in Gatineau, Que. in October 2019. Adrian Wyld/CP
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    The Liberals fell short of a majority in Monday’s federal election, leading in 157 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons as of early Tuesday. That means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will need to work with other parties to pass his proposals.

    The Liberals are likely to look for support from the New Democratic Party, which took 24 seats. While they have different positions on issues like energy and trade, the Liberal and NDP platforms overlap significantly on the innovation economy.

    From immigration and skills development to Big Tech, here’s how some of the key files that matter to startups and fast-growing firms might play out under this minority government.

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