Our special guest today is the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Minister Bains has been the Member of Parliament for Mississauga — Malton since 2015, and was previously the Member of Parliament for Mississauga — Brampton South from 2004 to 2011. Minister Bains shares his outlook for Canada’s strategic sectors, attracting investment in a new world and Canada’s COVID-19 response. Minister Bains also speaks on the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), which provides technical and business innovation advice, financial assistance, and industry connections to over 10,000 Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises. IRAP has a growing international reputation, and has been identified as a best practice in providing a broad suite of innovation support services and funding.
Recorded on August 12, 2020.