Bold bets for our country
It’s time for deliberate action
Canada’s 150th anniversary offers an opportunity to look forward to our future
In our sesquicentennial year, we have much to be proud of. Today Canada stands as one of the best countries in the world in which to live and work. An uncertain global economy and the impact of technological change put our prosperity at risk. We face complex challenges that could imperil our prosperity in the years to come: the challenge of increasing global competition and the impact of technological disruption. Complacency will mean falling behind.
It's time to be bolder. Deloitte believes we must consider the type of country we want to be in the decades to come and lay the foundation. The time for deliberate action is now.
Canada faces complex challenges and tremendous uncertainty
Canada cannot be the best place in the world to live and work without accelerating strong, sustained economic growth. But as Canadians, we must find the right balance between growth and widespread benefit, and make strategic choices that help us achieve both.
UN Human Development Index Score - Selected countries, 1990-2015
What is a bold bet?
In the context of a country it involves action — taken by citizens, government, the private sector — that puts the status quo at risk and steers the economy or society in a new and distinct direction.
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Canada is a country shaped by bold actions
When exploring Canadian history, we can identify clear examples where Canada’s history was shaped by a bold action.
Many bets have shaped our country, but five appear to have had the greatest positive impact on Canada.