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Polar bears look on at the St. Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St. Felicien, March 5, 2009.
Polar bears look on at the St. Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St. Felicien, March 5, 2009.
(Mathieu Belanger/Reuters)

SCOTT BARLOW

Down with lazy comparisons between Canadian and U.S. productivity!

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After hundreds of hours carefully analyzing Canada’s record of economic efficiency, some of the country’s top business minds believe they have uncovered the real reason our nation lags the U.S. – we don’t spend enough on research and development.