The government has a plan underway to promote innovation. This is good but we also need to take it seriously as a top level priority to ensure we increases Canada's competitiveness and productivity shortfall including our lagging investment. We do not live in an island and are not a self sustaining enconomy, rather living and dying by attracting capital and exporting our products and services. This is the reality we must work in. Government needs to work much harder and proactively to achieve this including removing internal impediments (provincial barriers), bureaucracy and external irritants. Canada needs to be open for business.