OTTAWA — When Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne gets in front a microphone to talk about electrifying Canada's auto industry, he has a favourite line to sum up his efforts to attract global investment: "Not everyone in the world wakes up thinking about Canada."
His job, as he sees it, is to change that.
"I never stop," the 52-year-old former lawyer and business development strategist said in an interview. "You know me. I'm pretty persistent."