MP and Community Mobilization
Please send electronically and/or print out and fax this communiqué, including the Innovation Nation submission and follow up with a phone call to your local MP at the federal and provincial levels, elected officials, such as, the Mayor of your City and Counselors, media and network of public and private sector contacts, inclusive of posting on your social media. This will help us get across the need for change and the consequences to your firms and communities if actions are not taken.
Please circulate this communiqué internally to all your employees and alumni and ask them to engage in the MP and Community Mobilization.
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On behalf of the CATAAlliance Governing Council, National Spokesperson, Sir Terence Matthews and community partners, we are pleased to submit for your consideration our pre-Budget ‘Innovation Nation’ guidance paper. It has been issued as a white paper to promote critical dialogue on this critical issue.
Of importance, is our identification of efficiency gains that can be made to the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program. Not only could the effectiveness of the tax credits as incentives be significantly improved, but perhaps a billion dollars or more of the current spend on SR&ED could be freed up for redistribution.
In this respect, one of our key concerns with the Jenkins proposals is that they do not make clear how truly significant savings can be achieved in the SR&ED Program or, for that matter, elsewhere.
Our submission sets out immediate actions that will help Canada improve its global innovation and competitiveness ranking.
We also ask that you and your officials review CATA’s Innovation Nation Campaign as it outlines additional desired changes to Canada’s eco-system at the federal, provincial and private sector level.The Innovation Nation path forward that we outline is based on a thorough review of recent Science & Technology Reports; we have drawn on an extensive network of experts for community guidance and input.
In particular our submission has engaged:
Ps Note that the Innovation Nation Pre-Budget Submission is presented for your review at these URLs: