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Private test labs fear new government-funded facility at Fanshawe College will put them out of business

A new infusion of $8.1 million in federal cash for a product-testing facility at Fanshawe College in London, Ont., has private testing labs across Canada crying foul. 962 more words


New CEO named for border logistics hub at Windsor airport

Local lawyer and former border customs officer Laurie Tannous has been appointed CEO of the Institute for Border Logistics at Windsor’s Airport.

Her mandate will be to help business better navigate trade through the border and attract greater economic investment to the Windsor area. 672 more words


Summit Speaker Profile: Karen Ellis

What can often make or break one’s ability to lead in times of change can boil down to a manager’s situational awareness, and his or her ability to adapt to that situation can make all the difference. 334 more words

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Toronto receives most benefits from billion-dollar southern Ontario development fund

Canada’s newest have-not region, southern Ontario, got its own billion-dollar bailout fund from Ottawa in 2009, after recession devastated the province’s manufacturing sector.

Four years later, the first report card on how the money was spent shows that bustling Toronto scooped up the lion’s share of benefits. 781 more words


New funding program to help non-business grads commercialize innovation

The federal government is taking aim at resolving the dearth of commercialized innovation in Canada with an announcement today of a new funding program designed to help graduates of science, technology, engineering and math programs improve their skills and acquire business seed funding. 357 more words


FedDev intervention produces some success stories

Stephen Harper ruined Gary Goodyear’s vacation plans.

Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology was at his Cambridge, Ont. home one Thursday evening in mid-2009 planning a trip with his wife Valerie to celebrate 31 years of marriage, when the Prime Minister called. 1,176 more words


Ottawa leads $20M startup funding round

Public and private funding sources joined together Tuesday to invest more than $20-million in eight Toronto startups.

Gary Goodyear, Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology, announced the fresh capital in an early morning keynote address to the Creative Economy Summit at a downtown hotel. 535 more words

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