Bringing the Arrow back to life (Editor’s Notes)

Resurrecting mythic fighter jet from the 1950s could be innovation stimulus Canada sorely needs
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/25/2012

Canada has an innovation problem. Blame it on our insecurity or self-deprecating nature but this country isn’t popping up nearly enough on the global stage when it comes to being innovative.

And innovation isn’t a nice-to-have, especially in a global economy — it’s a must. Innovate or die, as the old saying goes.

Maybe I’ve been watching too many Neil deGrasse Tyson videos (If you don’t know him, fire up YouTube and look for a video he narrates titled “We stopped dreaming.”) but the idea of bringing back the Avro Arrow seems like it could be a terrific innovation stimulus.