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April 30, 2024|Events

Reviving Canada’s Innovation Economy

Please join ITIF as it launches the Centre for Canadian Innovation and Competitiveness, an Ottawa-based ITIF affiliate focused on tackling these issues. This event will feature an expert panel discussion on a new report from the Centre examining the how and why of Canada’s performance on key measures of productivity, innovation, and competitiveness.

April 4, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Canada Wants Europe’s Competition Policy? It Will Also Get Europe’s Economic Stagnation

The changes two bills are making to reduce market concentration in the Canadian economy pose grave risks to the future of the innovation that is essential to keeping Canada’s innovation economy from declining even more.

April 2, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to Canada’s Department of Finance Regarding Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentives

By changing the tax credit to be quasi-incremental, unifying the rates between small and large businesses, and simplifying the filing process, the government will be able to incentivize private R&D spending more effectively.

March 22, 2024|Blogs

Still Buffering: Why Canada’s Online Streaming Act Isn’t a Blockbuster Hit

Instead of promoting and supporting Canadian content, the Online Streaming Act passes costs on to consumers. The government needs to modernize the way it thinks about supporting Canadian content and leverage technological innovation instead of fighting it.

March 1, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology Regarding the AI and Data Act

If the proposed the proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) is implemented as is, Canada may not be able to fully realize the economic benefits that AI will bring.

February 23, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the Parliament of Canada Regarding Proposed Amendments to Canadian Competition Law

The Canadian government must ensure that policy, legislative and regulatory approaches support competition and innovation as much as possible. Unfortunately, Bills C-56 and C-59 promise to do exactly the opposite.

January 4, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Can Canada Still Lay Claim to Pro-Innovation Nation?

As Daniel Castro writes for RealClearMarkets, Canada's major technology policy initiatives over the past year have been discriminatory policies targeting the tech sector, especially foreign companies.

December 18, 2023|Blogs

Canada’s Innovation Gap: A Warning Sign for Economic Prosperity and National Security

Canada’s levels of business R&D are far off the pace in technologically advanced, globally traded sectors of the economy.

October 27, 2023|Blogs

Ten Problems With Canada’s Plan to Tax U.S. Internet Services Companies

Instead of enacting counterproductive tax grabs from U.S. digital firms, Canada and others should wait for the OECD to complete its Base Erosion Profits Shifting (BEPS) plan.

September 25, 2023|Reports & Briefings

Comparing Canadian and U.S. R&D Leaders in Advanced Sectors

R&D-intensive companies are key to national growth and competitiveness. Canada lags far behind the United States and the rest of the world in R&D-intensive firms. The Canadian government should consider reforming and expanding its SR&ED tax incentive.

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