Canadian Business magazine takes an in-depth look at the country's future and how we can best prepare to face a daunting list of challenges TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - "Future proofing" is the tricky process of trying to anticipate long-term developments to maximize opportunities and minimize disaster. The Canadian way is betting a little on every single sector, including proven losers, in the name of regional development and to reduce political fallout. But that just will not cut it in the globalized 21st-century economy as Canadian Business magazine reveals in its Competitiveness Issue. It's time Canada made a stand in key industries vital to its future success. Some, such as energy and biotechnology, are obvious; others, including health care and manufacturing, might seem to go against the grain. Canadian Business magazine reveals where Canada can lead, why and how, as well as how Canada stacks up against the world in a variety of socio-economic categories.Where Canada can lead, why and how: - Clean Technology: With oil prices topping US$80 a barrel and carbon costs on the way, renewable fuels are no longer just a tree-hugging alternative. Canada has the talent and technologies to lead innovation in areas such as carbon sequestration, biofuels and geothermal energy. - Video Game Development: About 20% of the top selling games in North America are developed in Canada and some of the best studios in the world exist in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. The global industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.1% between now and 2011, making gaming a growing entertainment force, and a clear export opportunity. - Quantum Computing: Canada has one of the world's largest critical masses of researchers in many of the key theoretical aspects of quantum information processing. With our resources, Canada has the chance to be at the forefront of the next major computing paradigm. The 7 other sectors highlighted by Canadian Business are featured in the issue on newsstands starting today, and are available to media through the contact below. Other in-depth features in the Competitiveness Issue include... - How industry leaders are adapting to climate change across Canada. - Give us your skilled - Canada needs good help - badly. But our immigration policy is standing in the way. - The economic world in 2020 - Mapping the coming rise of India and China, and Canada's continued fall. - Are we getting dumber? In an age of global competition for top minds, Canada's "good enough" university system is failing to make the grade.About Canadian Business magazine: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving, bestselling and most trusted business publication in Canada. Canadian Business stands alone as the business magazine in Canada with 100% paid circulation. With a readership of almost one million, the magazine is published every second Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published. Special annual issues of Canadian Business include the Investor 500, the MBA Guide, the Rich 100 and the Best and Worst Boards. Visit www.canadianbusiness.com/magazine.