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BDC commits $500-million in new funding for women tech entrepreneurs

In the News   |   September 22, 2022

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The Business Development Bank of Canada is ramping up support for women technology entrepreneurs, who despite recent breakthroughs still struggle to raise funding. On Wednesday the federal Crown corporation said it would provide $500-million in... read more

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How Canopy Growth, the star of Canada’s cannabis dreams, fell from grace

In the News   |   August 3, 2022

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On its quest to dominate the global cannabis market, Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp. deployed a very deliberate strategy: Entice investors with a grand vision – something co-founder Bruce Linton had in spades – then endure any... read more

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Tim Hortons suspending World Juniors sponsorship over Hockey Canada’s response to sexual assault allegations

In the News   |   June 30, 2022

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Tim Hortons is suspending its support of the IIHF World Junior Championship and plans to re-evaluate its sponsorship of Hockey Canada, over the organization’s response to allegations that eight Canadian Hockey League players sexually assaulted... read more

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How restaurants are hacking the food delivery system and trailblazing new takeout tools

In the News   |   May 9, 2022

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COVID-19 decimated the restaurant industry and forced it to adapt. With takeout orders expected to stay higher than they were before the pandemic, businesses are adapting again. At Vancouver’s Pidgin restaurant, there was a time... read more

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Why is Elon Musk buying Twitter? What you need to know about the $44-billion deal

In the News   |   April 26, 2022

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Elon Musk reached a deal to acquire Twitter Inc. TWTR-N -2.01% decrease for US$44-billion on Monday when the social-media platform agreed to his offer of US$54.20 a share in cash. Twitter will now become a privately held company. Why does... read more

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Readers are desperate for books, and publishers want to sell them. Between them is a global logistical mess

In the News   |   December 21, 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic, and an astonishing renaissance in reading has printers, publishers and bookstores scrambling to adjust. Nearly two million pounds of paper are parked on the floor of Friesens Corp.’s printing plant, a growing... read more

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Tech companies want workers, but it’s getting tougher to find them

In the News   |   April 19, 2021

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Technology companies in Canada are running into an age-old frustration as they vie for talent in a highly competitive hiring landscape: It’s tough to find qualified workers. With the wider labour market still in recovery... read more

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‘It’s been a sprint’: A new wave of business creation is taking hold

In the News   |   March 30, 2021

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Canada is seeing a wave of new businesses take flight as entrepreneurs look past the pandemic or take advantage of new consumer trends, a sign that confidence is returning to an economy that was badly... read more

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Ottawa partners with Huawei to fund university research despite security concerns

In the News   |   February 16, 2021

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The federal government is partnering with Huawei to sponsor leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research at Canadian universities, a move critics say threatens this country’s national security and economic interests. The Natural Sciences and Engineering... read more

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In the News   |   February 3, 2021

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Stock markets have been roiled by a conflict between small investors and the titans of the investment industry.

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A historic deal closes and new chapter begins for Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada’s fishery

In the News   |   January 26, 2021

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Seven Mi’kmaq First Nations are now co-owners of one of the largest seafood companies in North America in a historic sale that transforms the role of Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada’s fishery. The acquisition of... read more

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Veteran recruiter launches firm aimed at finding diverse candidates for executive roles

In the News   |   July 17, 2020

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A veteran executive recruiter has launched a new company focused on finding candidates who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour for executive positions across corporate Canada. Jason Murray, founder and president of the BIPOC... read more

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Farm in the city: Growing produce the urban way

In the News   |   May 11, 2020

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Cheyenne Sundance walks slowly along a row of newly planted collard greens and sprinkles them with water. Lovingly, she tends to the bok choy, cilantro, kale and mustard greens, the romaine and rosemary, sorrel, Swiss... read more

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Canada’s economic future depends on its startups

Guest Column   |   April 7, 2020

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Yung Wu is CEO of MaRS Discovery District Entrepreneurs everywhere are scrambling for lifelines during this crisis. In recent days, we’ve heard appeals from aviation, energy, agriculture, small business – anyone with payroll to meet... read more

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Canadian business leaders say Teck’s Frontier decision sends ‘terrible message’ to investors

In the News   |   February 24, 2020

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The cancellation of the massive Frontier oil sands mine prompted a swift and negative reaction from Canada’s business leaders, who warn it sends a “terrible message” and confirms the politicization of Canada’s regulatory process. However,... read more

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