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CVCA Roadmap for Canadian Innovation and Growth

By Mike Woollatt, CEO Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association Back in January, Prime Minister Trudeau told the World Economic Forum that while natural resources are important, he wants Canada’s image to pivot from resources to resourcefulness. Or, as he put another way, for Canada to grow and prosper it “isn’t what’s under our

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Proposed sales tax changes to impact LPs and investment plans

Written by Mike Woollatt, CEO Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association The Department of Finance has released a consultation on sales tax changes that will impact many CVCA members—mostly positively, we believe. In short, under the proposed changes, management fees and other expenses would no longer be charged GST and HST tax based on

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Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) Statement on Budget 2016

The CVCA welcomes Budget 2016 and the opportunity to work with the Government on a new Innovation and Growth Agenda for Canada With Budget 2016, the Government has shown that it is engaged on innovation and growth and is open to listening and engaging key stakeholders. The CVCA welcomes some specific initiatives in Budget 2016,