R&D Review by Federal Government

There’s been a lot of talk in the past year about how Canada isn’t bringing R&D products to market as well as other countries. In February, it was announced that Canada got a ‘D’ for innovation, where we were listed… Read more »

Sustaining Canada’s Economic Recovery Act

Last week, Jim Flaherty (the Minister of Finance) introduced the Sustaining Canada’s Economic Recover Act. This Act was developed to be a key component of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. Some of the highlights of the Act include: the implementation of… Read more »

Ten Quick Tips to a Hassle-Free SR&ED Filing

Invest in a digital camera and use it to take pictures of any modifications you make to your products. Dated photographs especially are invaluable to your claim. Keep hard copies of electronic files. Don’t forget to keep hard copies of… Read more »

Higher Education R&D Spending

Today, StatsCan released results about spending on R&D in the higher education sector. In 2008/2009, spending went up 7.3% from the previous year to a total of $10.9 billion. About two-thirds of the R&D spending occurred in Ontario and Quebec,… Read more »

10 Quick Tips for Team Building

As a leader of a team, there are many things you can do to help your team work more effectively together. Below are ten quick tips for building a successful team. Create clear communication. Communication is one of the key… Read more »

Bidding on US Projects

It seems that things may get a little tougher for Canadian manufacturers who are trying to work on American water and wastewater projects. The US House of Representatives just passed a bill (H.R. 5320, the Assistance, Quality and Affordability Act… Read more »

May’s Gross Domestic Product

StatsCan just released their GDP review for May, and overall, Canada’s real gross domestic product increased by 0.1%. It had remained unchanged throughout the month of April. The breakdown per industry in May is as follows: Manufacturing incrased by 0.1%… Read more »


This past weekend, I went away on holiday. Or rather, I went away for four days of intense, overwhelming-to-all-the-senses, crazy obsessive fangirlish journey to San Diego. San Diego ComicCon 2010 was happening, and I was determined to have my first… Read more »