Policy

What It Really Takes to Build an Innovation Hub

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Former rustbelts trying to lure in high-tech companies need to focus on creating the kind of cities where knowledge workers actually want to live

The Government Wants Your Input for Its New Innovation Policy

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains announcing consultations on the government's new innovation policy in Ottawa in June 2016. Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP

In the latest attempt to improve Canadian competitiveness, the feds are launching public consultations

Do Tax Breaks Discourage Small Businesses From Growing?

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New IMF research suggests there’s little economic benefit in lowering taxes for SMBs. This columnist argues it's time to end the policy

9 Ways the 2016 Federal Budget Could Affect Your Business

Minister of Finance Bill Morneau is accompanied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he makes his way to deliver the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP

The Trudeau government's first budget contained a shock on the small business tax rate, and some smaller let-offs

What’s Next for Canadian Innovation?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a virtual reality demonstration at the new Google Canada Development headquarters in Kitchener, Ont., in January 2016. Photo: Nathan Denette/CP

Stakeholders, startups and policymakers must work together to build on a banner year for the country’s tech sector. Watch for these trends and developments in 2016

How the 2016 Budget Could Affect Small Business Tax Policy

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the 2016 federal budget on March 22. Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP

What Canadian SMB owners can expect from the Trudeau government's first round of economic policy

Why Canada Needs More Entrepreneurs

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Employment growth doesn’t just happen. In order to create jobs, we need to begin encouraging more Canadians to start businesses

How the 2016 Ontario Budget Affects Business Owners

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, delivers the Ontario 2016 budget next to Premier Kathleen Wynne, left, at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Photo: Nathan Denette/CP

The provincial government's plans won't have a huge impact on SMEs, but they set the stage for the upcoming federal budget

What Can the Government Do to Help Canadian Startups Scale?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the idea of Canada as a resource economy at the World Economic Summit in Davos in January 2016. Photo: Andrew Vaughan/CP

A recent report outlines ways to turn entrepreneurial ventures into billion-dollar businesses

Why Small Businesses Should Play a Bigger Role in Global Trade Deals

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Governments around the world are desperate to jump-start global trade again. Jack Ma’s “WTO 2.0” idea might be the way to do it