But not quite yet
Thanks. I am no economist but the report doesn’t read that way to me. There is a desire for greater support to start-ups and key emerging tech sectors
Thanks for drawing our attention to this document, Wes. I’m going to read it shortly. “Economic security is national security” sounds so obvious that it should go without saying, so it is heartening to see business and government actually getting on the same wavelength. National (and economic) security should be at the heart of the federal government’s purpose. It’s not protectionist, just protective. It’s true common sense. Let’s get on with it!
It sounds like the impetus for change exists within the BCC, but is the current government listening? I just don't see this as a priority with any of the parties, except perhaps the CPC. IMHO, the current Liberal regime is afraid of upsetting China, and will not do anything the CCP might take issue with. I also think there is no appetite to increase our defence spending (with a commensurate increase in our NATO obligations). I don't believe any of the main parties want to get involved in a war in Eastern Europe, and will do their best to insure we can't contribute more than we already have.
You say there's no special pleading here, but a fair bit of it sounds protectionist, or at least in tone aimed at limiting competition; the old National Policy redux?