Opinion – The U.S.’s huge investment in science and innovation demands an equivalent approach in Canada

Contributed to the Globe and Mail by Alan Bernstein and Meric Gertler

Published September 5, 2022

Alan Bernstein is president and CEO of the global research organization CIFAR. Meric Gertler is president of the University of Toronto, chair of Universities Canada, and past chair of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.

U.S. President Joe Biden recently signed into law two sweeping bills aimed at enhancing America’s innovative capacity and tackling climate change. These bills represent a striking embrace of activist industrial policy, inspiring The Wall Street Journal to declare “the muscular arm of Washington replaces Adam Smith’s invisible hand….”


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