2018 federal budget stifles tech industry growth, CATA says

The federal government's 2018 budget takes some admirable steps toward securing Canada from cyber criminals, but is otherwise a fiscally irresponsible, red-tape happy document that will stifle, rather than encourage, growth in the

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Bruce Croxon’s top five predictions for Canadian business in 2018

By his own admission, Bruce Croxon finds predictions difficult. "Things are changing so fast," the Round 13 Capital managing martner and former Dragons’ Den investor says when discussing his five predictions for what

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

ITWC co-launches AI Directory to help businesses plug into one of Canada’s leading tech sectors

A new directory launched this month will help pave the way for businesses across Canada to participate more easily in one of the country's fastest-growing industries. Developed by ITBusiness.ca parent company ITWC, industry

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA urges feds to reconsider tax changes to passive income, saying it benefits tech SMBs

Despite the outsize reputation of companies such as BlackBerry Ltd. and Shopify Inc., the majority of Canada's technology sector consists of startups and small and medium-sized enterprises, with a few large companies thrown

Published on: November 1st, 2017 IT Business Staff

CATA wants the Liberals to ‘press the reset button’ to improve Canadian business growth

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) thinks Canada's federal government needs to seriously reconsider its economic agenda, and isn't afraid to say so. On Thursday the organization, which lobbies Canada's governments to enact

Published on: September 29th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

New tax legislation would penalize entrepreneurs, stifle innovation, CATA says

A series of proposed changes to Canada’s tax system aimed at closing loopholes frequently exploited by the richest Canadians would end up penalizing the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners and entrepreneurs who

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The government wants CATA’s advice on how to improve SR&ED funding

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) officially released a report breaking down how the federal government - both Liberal and Conservative - reduced innovation

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Government essentially cutting billions from innovation funding, CATA says

For years, Russ Roberts has argued that despite its much-vaunted "innovation agenda," Canada's federal government has functionally reduced innovation spending by billions of dollars by reducing Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA turns to crowdfunding to enhance, direct advocacy efforts

One of Canada's leading tech industry associations is branching out - figuratively and financially - in its efforts to support the country's innovation economy. This week the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), an

Published on: July 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Annan, Gordon capture national innovation award

Two leading women technology executives were recognized May 17  for their roles in expanding the frontiers of Canada’s technology industry. Fawn Annan, president of IT World Canada and Cindy Gordon, CEO and founder

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Steve Proctor

What surprises could the Liberals’ 2016 budget hold for Canada’s tech industry?

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the Liberal government’s long-awaited federal budget for 2016, there will be more than a few high-profile industries, including tech, anxiously watching to see how it might affect

Published on: February 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

When crowdfunding goes wrong: how platforms handle fundraiser disputes

When Tara Reed first began her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, she had high hopes that it would help her achieve her dream - to self-publish her book. In March, the Toronto-area writer launched

Published on: August 2nd, 2013 Candice So

Canadian tech association offers on-demand video to foster business success

A Canadian business technology interest group launched a subscription-based, on-demand video service via the Web on Monday. Ottawa-based non-profit CATA Alliance is the largest hi-tech membership association in Canada. It's new video serviced

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson