Rotman News, Toronto, June 18, 2012 – With a balance of economic prosperity and civic harmony, Canada is the envy of most countries around the world. But a new book warns that Canadians cannot be complacent as the country’s high paying jobs, world-class learning and research institutes, excellent health care, and social safety nets exist only to the extent that Canada is innovative and competitive globally.
Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be, published by Rotman-UTP Publishing, an imprint of University of Toronto Press in partnership with the Rotman School of Management, provides an incisive examination of Canada’s increasing prosperity gap – the difference in value between what we do create and what we could create if we performed at our full potential. It calls for the country to take ground-breaking new approaches to ensure Canada will continue to be an economic leader in the coming decades.
Written by Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School, and James Milway, the book builds on their work of more than a decade at the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, which supports the Ontario government’s Taskforce on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.