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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sits beside Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, left, and Québec Premier François Legault, right, as he meets with Canada’s premiers in Ottawa in February 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s federal transfer payment system badly needs a tune-up

Modernizing Canada’s fiscal arrangements is necessary to overcome considerable challenges that are impacting the country’s finances, including an aging population and climate change.
People with moderate to high distress levels are associated with lower productivity.. Ratana21/Shutterstock

Mental health plays a big role in advancing the economy - we need a measure beyond GDP

Mental health plays a significant role in productivity but is often overlooked. To maintain its promising economic growth, Indonesia must put its people’s well-being into the calculation.
To improve its ranking and return on innovation investment, Canada needs to update its outdated research and development model to attract more social scientists. (Shutterstock)

Hiring more social scientists could be the solution to Canada’s innovation issue

Canada’s innovation problem stems from an outdated research and development model. It is time to redesign the research department to include more social scientists and fewer technocrats.

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