December 12, 2012
Marc Garneau: Economic changes needed
By Kevin Connor, QMI Agency
TORONTO — Canada's economy is failing to meet its potential, federal Liberal leadership candidate Mark Garneau says.
The Quebec MP laid out his economic vision for Canada at an Economic Club of Canada luncheon on Wednesday.
"We must strike at the heart of structural challenges facing our economy. We must entice and reward private investment in innovation. In doing so, we will empower the private sector, not the government, to drive Canadian innovation," Garneau said.
"We can no longer afford to tinker around the edges. We must face our challenges."
Garneau stressed that Canada needs to focus on improving its productivity and innovation record and invest in workplace skills and tackle the high youth unemployment rate.