‘Dark day’ for musicians as proposed microSD levy blocked

A decision by the Minister of Industry to exempt microSD memory cards from copyright levies is a major blow to musicians, says the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). Industry Canada issued a notice

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Small businesses spared in federal budget cuts: analysts

Analysis of the Conservative government's federal budget delivered yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons continues to pour in from financial experts.Consultant firm KPMG says the budget is focused on innovation, something that

Published on: March 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Over $400M for early stage funding in federal budget

Ottawa is earmarking $400 million dollars in this year's federal budget specifically to boost startups and also spending $67 million to shift the National Research Council's focus to more business-led innovation.In the budget

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Christine Wong

Vote for an iPod levy, group urges Canadians

Money going to artists and record labels for their works is at risk in Canada's current election, says the group responsible for collecting and distributing the private copying levy.The Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: April 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

What another Conservative minority government means for IT

About halfway through the 37-day election campaign the Information Technology Association of Canada sent an open letter to each of the three top party leaders – but they didn't get a single response.

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Obama’s creaming McCain

If you think text messaging is driving your your cell phone costs too high, just thank your stars you didn't get Barack Obama's bill for $290,000 in text messages. That's what the Democratic

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson