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Kevin Royal - Canada's Next Great Prime Minister 2007

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Published on Oct 31, 2007

Hey Canada!
Thanks for watching my submission...please take a moment to rate, and if you like the video, add it to your YouTube 'Favorites'...(Oh, and sorry about the wind during parts of the presentation, it's that fabulous October Waterloo breeze...)

My name is Kevin Royal, I'm 23 years old and I live and work in Waterloo, Ont., where I am the President of the Federation of Students, the University of Waterloo's student union.

My one big idea for the 'Canada's Next Great Prime Minister' contest is an unprecedented investment in research and technology in Canada. With big investments from our Federal Government, Canada can be a world leader as a knowledge and intellectual economy.

This idea is manifested through a number of programs
- A big investment in PSE funding, including a renewed focus on math, engineering, and science.
- Public-Private research partnerships, fuelling innovation and research
- A 'TechJobs' program for youth encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation.
- A tax cut for Corporations based on their investment in research and technology
- A cross-Canada network of 'Innovation Centres' to encourage entrepreneurship and fund new innovation and research.
- A matching cross-Canada network of 'Sustainability Offices' to encourage environmental awareness and green programs.

It is my belief that this sort of investment will yield dividends; new techniques for agriculture that protects our food security, innovations in health care to help our sick, and creating a long-lasting expansion by strengthening our economy.

My inspiration was the success seen by the research and technology boom in Waterloo (named the world's Most Intellgent City/Community - http://www.intelligentcommunity.org/) and how that spirit of innovation can be extended across Canada.

Fire me your thoughts at pres@feds.uwaterloo.ca
Best wishes,
Kevin

Facebook Group : http://uwaterloo.facebook.com/group.p...

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