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December 16, 2015

In the Ideas Trade, Canada Buys More than it Sells

The intellectual property (IP) provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership continue to generate significant debate. Rather than discussing the agreement itself (my previous thoughts can be found here), in this post I will focus more broadly on Canada’s position in the … Read More.

December 11, 2015

Canadian corporate R&D … where are our champions?

Rankings of top innovators should necessarily be taken with a grain of salt. They privilege scale as opposed to disruption and given the lack of standardized methodology, they’re hardly comparable. That said it’s worth pondering why Canada can’t seem to … Read More.

November 19, 2015

Equity crowdfunding in Ontario… finally (almost)

Earlier this month the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released its long-awaited equity crowdfunding rules for Ontario firms. As per Multilateral Instrument 45-108, if approved by the Province, the new rules will come into effect January 25, 2016. As noted in this document, … Read More.

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