Conservatives’ election year budget gets lukewarm reception from industry observers and critics

In an election year, the Conservative government delivered a federal budget with the first surplus Canada has seen since the recession while finding some new money to invest in high-tech research and innovation. Finance

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Government money earmarked for venture capital finding way to Canadian tech sector

Some of the money set aside by the Conservative government for tech startups in the 2013 budget is making its way into the eco-system, fueled by private investors that are kicking in their

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

The neuroscience behind elections

Guest post by Bob Bailly  Over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled Election emotion, where I looked at an article from Margaret Wente in the Globe and Mail. In it, she examined how

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Francis Moran

Toasters hit with tariff to reflect bread’s value

By Brian Jackson Editor's note: This is a satirical take on today's news article (read it here) about a request by the Canadian Private Copying Collective to the Copyright Board of Canada to

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

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After its so-called “iPod tax” was panned by the current Conservative government in their election campaign earlier this year, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) has targeted microSD memory cards for a levy.Canadian

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Harper vs. Ignatieff – social media showdown

If Election 41 is the "social media election" then what party is taking best advantage of the new channel to woo potential voters?That's the question ITBusiness.ca had in mind when we took a

Published on: April 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canada’s copyright reform may be delayed by snap election

A Fall federal election would delay any copyright reform bill, but wouldn't entirely derail the work done by the Conservative government's public copyright consultation. Dont' miss our three-part video round table discussion on

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson