Trudeau government's lead economic guru offers peek into growth council's work


OTTAWA - The global expert who heads the Trudeau government's economic advisory council has offered a glimpse into the group's brainstorming sessions on how best to lift Canada's drooping growth prospects.

Dominic Barton shared details of the team's focal points during his appearance this week at a public policy summit in Ottawa. They include easing immigration rules to attract more talent, retraining swaths of the workforce to adjust to the rapid rise in automation and creating what he calls the world's first infrastructure agency designed to rake in private and foreign capital.

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