Economic Strategy Tables

In Budget 2017, the Government of Canada announced a new vision for Canada's economy as a global leader in innovation, anchored by the Innovation and Skills Plan. In this plan, the creation of the six Economic Strategy Tables will support innovation in advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital industries, health/bio-sciences and clean resources.

These Tables, chaired by industry leaders in their respective fields, will set ambitious growth targets, identify sector-specific challenges and "bottlenecks" and lay out an actionable roadmap to achieve these goals. The Economic Strategy Tables are a new model for industry-government collaboration, focused on turning Canadian economic strengths into global advantages. 

Economic Strategy Tables—Common Terms of Reference


The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced on August 16, 2017 two chairs of the six Economic Strategy Tables. These talented Canadians have been selected based on their significant knowledge of their respective sectors and their strategic vision for Canada's economic growth.

The chairs of the two Economic Strategy Tables are:

The Tables will work collaboratively to enable economic growth that is inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

Table chairs and members will be presented with a conflict of interest and confidentiality agreement.

Table meeting information

Summaries of each meeting will be posted as they become available.

Provide your input

The Government of Canada is committed to inclusive growth and environmental sustainability, benefitting all Canadians. We invite Canadians to contribute their views on how to achieve this. We look forward to hearing from you.

We invite you to provide your input directly to the Economic Strategy Tables to the following email address:

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