- Use the purchasing power of Public Works and Government Services Canada to kick start demand for existing and emerging forest products - from building materials to biofuels to pharmaceuticals- all products that have graduated from the innovation development process.
- Take action to increase the number of skilled tradespeople, particularly through immigration reform and efforts to engage Aboriginals and women in non-traditional roles. This will help the forest products sector reach its goal of recruiting 60,000 new employees by 2020.
- Permanently extend the Accelerated Capital Coast Allowance provisions for manufacturing equipment to help attract capital and encourage first-of-kind commercial applications of technology.
- Broaden access to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program
- Continue to adequately fund Canada's research agencies such as FPInnovations.
- Take action to fix a monopolistic rail system that is resulting in high rates and poor service and impacting our ability to be competitive and service emerging markets.
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