David Dodge appears in a Government Analytics podcast with Jack Mintz on the decisions facing Canadian governments, businesses and key regulatory authorities as Canada continues to respond to the pandemic and rebuild its economy. Senator Pamela Wallin hosted the podcast.
David says that since the financial crisis of 2008/09, Canada has been dealing with a number of structural problems in its economy that need to be addressed:
- rising deficits in our current account (a broad measure of our trading and investment relationship with the rest of the world);
- low rates of investment;
- Canadian firms have been more willing to invest offshore than to invest in Canada; and
- Canada has not done a good job of developing intellectual property.