Ottawa’s $400 million question: How to spend its new VC funding budget?

How do you solve Canada's venture capital crisis? That's the half-billion dollar question Ottawa is posing to leaders ofthis country's finance, startup and business communities. Federalfinance minister Jim Flaherty announced $400 million in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

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

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

Deja vu: Federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business

Small businesses will get some help cutting through red tape via government-funded Web tools, but will have to say goodbye to the recession-era 100 per cent capital cost allowances on IT investments, as

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Budget ‘removes obstacles’ to foreign investment in Canadian tech firms

Reactions to the 2010 federal budget announced yesterday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty were wide and varied in Canada's business and IT community.While some praised the budget for removing obstacles to foreign investment

Published on: March 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes and Brian Jackson

Grim EI realities confront laid off Canadian IT workers

As the spate of layoffs continue unabated, the country's much vaunted employment insurance (EI) system offers little solace to laid off IT workers. Years of cutbacks have severely curtailed what they can hope

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Experts disagree on budget’s ability to stimulate tech innovation, job growth in Canada

See related story: Federal budget falls short of tech industry hopesSignificant funds allocated to Canada's science and technology infrastructure in the 2009 budget could stimulate future job growth and innovation in the high-tech

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod