Mark Goldberg

The Canadian Telecom Summit

The Canadian Telecom Summit

Fox Group Dispatch

#CTS17: Innovating for success

On Tuesday, June 6, Len Waverman, Dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, moderated a panel at The 2017 Canadian Telecom Summit that looked at Innovating for Success: At the cusp of the digital revolution.

He was joined on the panel by:
  • Christine Calvosa, Deputy CIO at the Federal Communications Commission;
  • Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy at University of Calgary; and,
  • Daniel Schwanen, VP, Research at C.D. Howe Institute.

As reported by IT World Canada, Jack Mintz asks at one point, “The telecom sector gets taxed 22 per cent in most cases, which is the third highest for any sector in Canada. If we truly believe in innovation and want to see ourselves be leaders in this field, why are we putting one of the highest tax rates on a sector so critical to innovation?”

I thought it would be beneficial to share the complete panel discussion with you.

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