Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains invites public to question innovation strategy in #AskBains Twitter chat

A day after announcing the federal government’s participation in a $189.8 million investment in the University of Toronto, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains took to Twitter to invite opinions and questions on Canada’s innovation strategy.

The Minister answered questions both through written Tweets and video answers.

On the ways that education is a key part of the innovation strategy

On the government’s choice to focus on innovation

Specific ways that the government is working on its innovation strategy

How the government formed the innovation strategy

The Minister invited questions and feedback from Canadians over the course of an hour — meaning that many well-thought out questions did not get included in the discussion. Some questions that the minister might want to think about:

For everyone else, the minister invited further input on the government’s innovation strategy: