Election 2015 Tech Watch: Rural broadband and crowdsourcing to save our Internet

Canadians will go to the polls in a federal election on October 19th, following one of the longest campaigns in Canadian history. And the IT sector is sure to play at least some

Published on: August 27th, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

Election 2015 Tech Watch: The mythical Netflix tax

Canadians will go to the polls in a federal election on October 19th, following one of the longest campaigns in Canadian history. And the IT sector is sure to play at least some

Published on: August 6th, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

Federal government introduces bill calling for more powers for CSIS, police

The federal government of Canada has introduced a new bill in the House of Commons, one that would see an expansion of powers granted to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). It  would

Published on: January 30th, 2015 Candice So

5 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2015

If you're wondering who are going to be the movers and shakers in 2015 in digital technology in Canada you've arrived at the correct spot! 2014 was a year that saw many developments in

Published on: January 5th, 2015 Karim Kanji

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

Stephen Harper sits in Dragon’s chair with $400 million to invest

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has released new details on how a budget line item of $400 million ear-marked to help startups will be spent, a Globe and Mail article reports.With access to capital

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Startup Canada’s government endorsement doesn’t include cash

Already well into a cross-country tour, an all-volunteer organization called Startup Canada arrived in Ottawa Wednesday night for its official national launch event. The launch brought no new revelations about the program Startup

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Grant Buckler

Harper jumps on Startup Canada bandwagon

Startup Canada champion Victoria Lennox can check one more item off her campaign wish list today after winning federal government support and a letter of endorsement from the Prime Minister.Lennox, the co-founder of

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup movements: Obama, Cameron…where’s Harper?

Startup organizations from seven nations will be meeting in Ottawa this October to kickstart a global movement to support entrepreneurship, Startup Canada announced today.But so far, it doesn't seem likely that Prime Minister

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Harper signals upcoming SR&ED revamp

Canada's $3.5 billion-a-year Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit is up for a revamp soon, according to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. About 25,000 companies across Canada, many of them small and

Published on: January 28th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

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