Provinces absent from innovation roundtable

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

One of the goals of last month’s national roundtable on building a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism was to at least get all the key stakeholders on the same page. Unfortunately, some of the most important players didn’t show up.

Sponsored by Human Resources Development Canada, the session, which was held in Toronto and brought together people from the public and private sector, was the last of three roundtables dedicated to building the highly skilled workforce necessary for the knowledge economy.

Jane Stewart, Minister of HRDC, was on hand, as she was at the first two, to open the session and senior members of her ministry stayed for the whole event. However, the provincial governments, important players in any skills and learning agenda were not represented at all.