CCI’s Ben Bergen explains what Canadian tech leaders want on the election agenda

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With the federal election in full swing and the national conversation focused on racial tensions, climate fears, and way too many memes, tech-focused policies appear to have dropped in priority.

“The big thing here is understanding the difference between startup and scale-up.”

The Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI), a lobby group representing more than 100 scaling Canadian tech companies, is trying to re-focus the innovation conversation, releasing an open letter over the weekend, hoping to make tech and innovation policies top of mind for Canada’s federal parties.

More than 110 Canadian tech CEOs signed the open letter addressed to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Green leader Elizabeth May, calling for the parties to outline their plans to support Canada’s innovation economy and scale-ups.

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