Person: David Wolfe

General business support programs don’t work. Instead, focus on competitive tax policies, manufacturing institutes, and opportunity zones: Policy paper

The Ontario government spends approximately $5 billion a year on business support programs, many of which don’t stand up to cost-benefit analysis, according to Jamison Steeve and Sean Speer in a new paper published by Ontario 360, a public policy research group housed at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

David Wolfe

Coordination, alignment key to cluster growth
By David Wolfe

Over the past 30 years, Canada’s approach to innovation policy has suffered from a number of chronic shortcomings. We have been obsessed with the crafting of new strategies at the expense of persevering in the implementation of existing ones.