Contributed to the Globe and Mail by John Ruffolo and Vivek Goel
Published September 20, 2023
John Ruffolo is founder and managing partner of Maverix Private Equity. Vivek Goel is president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo.
We all know the facts: Canada has been the worst performing advanced economy in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1976; highly skilled, Canadian-trained tech workers leave the country and head to the U.S. every year in an innovation brain drain that has been circling for decades; and the level of funding our scientists and graduate students receive right now in this country to create the IP that feeds our innovation pipeline is embarrassing.