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

Federal government to set rules on domestic roaming rates

The federal government is introducing new legislation to cap domestic wireless roaming rates, responding to allegations that the Big Three – Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Telus Corp. – are overcharging their

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

Government unveils final anti-spam regulations, dates

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the anti-spam bill that targets businesses that send email and other digital messages to people without permission, will start coming into effect July 1, 2014, according to an order

Published on: December 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government showcases startup support to entrepreneurs on Parliament Hill

Guest post by Véronique Hynes When the largest contingent ever of entrepreneurs met on Parliament Hill, government officials were quick to re-assure businesses they are on their side. Canada has opened its fourth

Published on: November 27th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian SMBs quicker to adopt cloud, but future is still looking a little foggy

Cloud adoption in Canada may be ticking upwards among small businesses, but there may still be a host of barriers that is holding the industry back. In an IT World Canada survey of

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Candice So

Federal government cracks down on ‘zapper’ sales suppression software

Canadian businesses that use, possess, or acquire electronic sales suppression (ESS) software or devices will now face penalties of up to $50,000 per infraction as the Conservative government announced new measures today in

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Manitoba town launches Bizpal for local entrepreneurs

Businesses in Pinawa, Man. can now begin taking advantage of Bizpal, an online business permit and license service that helps startup founders cut down on paperwork and get working on their companies. On

Published on: July 22nd, 2013 Candice So

Feds invest in Niagara-area Internet startup

A Niagara-area Internet startup will benefit from some cash from the federal government to help it bring its technology to market. The Government of Canada, through FedDev, is investing in IIX Corp. (International

Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

How to keep the Startup Canada ball rolling

By Christine Wong The tour is over but the journey is just getting started for Startup Canada. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. Startup Canada has accomplished a mindboggling milestone by visiting 36

Published on: October 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Ottawa boosts cybersecurity spending to $155 million by 2017

The federal government is putting more money into cybersecurity. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Wednesday Ottawa will spend $155million over the next five years through the Canadian Cyber IncidentResponse Centre, up from

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

TheCodeFactory launches G2S incubator program

By Alexandra Reid  Ottawa’s startup ecosystem received some much-needed support this month as TheCodeFactory launched Government to Startup (G2S), an incubator program developed by the learning centre’s founder and president Ian Graham to address the challenges faced by

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Francis Moran

Have the feds finally found the right way to back winners?

By Leo Valiquette Government, particularly Canada’s federal government, isn’t known for being a bold early adopter of new technology and certainly not an entity eager to play the role of guinea pig. But

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Francis Moran

Government incentives have almost no impact on creating startups: study

Just days after Ottawa asked for input on how to spend $400 million in new venture capital funding, a new study suggests government programs have almost no influence on entrepreneurs launching startups in

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: May 9, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. New Brunswick events Deloitte is hosting three events in New Brunswick during June 6 and 7 that will be of

Published on: May 9th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff