Canada has a mixed economy – our various levels of governments play a large very role in our economy
From the start in 1867 the National Policy was to force trade to flow East-West
Tariffs were used to deter the natural North-South flow of goods
A railroad was built with government assistance to achieve national unity!
Americans have less government involvement in their economy – more goods and services are provided by the private sector.This changed recently with the terrorist attacks as the government allocated funds to New York City and the airlines.
Industry Canada offers a variety of programs to help businesses get started and to promote businesses internationally.
Canada’s Innovation Strategy is a policy formed by the federal government to help Canada become more competitive by 2010.
The National Research Council supports research and technology in areas such as aerospace, biotechnology, engineering and construction, industry support and communications technology and manufacturing.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade offers support to those businesses wishing to trade internationally.