Responses to STIC report
Ministers Welcome Report by Science, Technology and Innovation Council. (Did we expect anything else?)
President of Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D): “We see this as an excellent basis for the Government of Canada to move forward with a strategy that will improve the environment for life sciences and lead to more medicines and vaccines being developed in Canadian laboratories. Prompt action is critical and our industry is eager to work in partnership with the government and other stakeholders to ensure Canada reaps the rewards of innovation including high paying jobs and a better quality of life”.
Translation: Whatever the report identifies isn’t the industry’s problem, it’s that the Canadian government hasn’t devised a proper strategy, and should be improving the environment for life siences (i.e., More Tax Relief).