Posts Tagged "research and development"

Cultivating the Economic Benefits from Canadian Discovery Research

Ted Hsu

Update [January 2015]: I understand that the Board of Green Centre has now moved its business model more towards a fee for service model for industry, and moved away from the more risky long-term nurturing of early stage commercialization of…

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Canada's race car in the world economy is in a year-long pit stop

Ted Hsu

November 7th, in Finance Committee, we learned that, while Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits are already being withdrawn, the direct grants to replace them won’t be rolled out until later next year. This is like Canada’s race car…

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Standing up for Science and Academic Freedoms

Ted Hsu

Last week, I was honoured to speak at the Stand Up for Science rally in Kingston, as well as to debate the subject of freedom of speech for government scientists with my Parliamentary colleagues on Power and Politics. I am…

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Death of Evidence Rally, July 10, 2012, Parliament Hill

Ted Hsu

The democratic process requires the ready availability of true and complete information. In this way people can objectively evaluate the government’s policies. To act otherwise is to give way to despotic secrecy.  – Pierre Elliot Trudeau On July 10, 2012…

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GreenCentre: a home-grown model for unlocking the value of Canadian basic research

Ted Hsu

The following was published in the February 27, 2012 issue of The Hill Times: Canada faces an urgent challenge to increase the productivity of its workforce in the face of demographic shifts, budgetary pressures, and international competition. One weak link is…

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Reform the SR&ED tax credit, don’t narrow eligibility

Ted Hsu

Many innovative, technology-intensive companies have benefited from the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit. These are the types of businesses – often entrepreneurial start-ups – that Canada should be nurturing. They can represent the future promise of our…

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