Continuing along that line, and I'm happy to have other witnesses come in on that, what are some of the key factors that lead to that success?
For example, does the national origin of a company make a difference? In other words, do domestic companies tend to do more R and D and innovation and then development here in Canada, or is national origin of a company irrelevant? Are there things like patent pools—people have talked about an innovation box—for developing patents? Are these things important? How do you prevent the smaller companies from getting picked off?
It doesn't always happen. We have the Bombardiers of the world, which are global success stories. We have BlackBerry, which has been a phenomenal success. But we also have the Nortels, which came and went.
How do we create more of these success stories, and are they by necessity Canadian or can foreign companies have that same kind of success?