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Doug Ford gets an A- from CFIB for cutting red tape for small businesses

Doug Ford, Ontario's premierCole Burston/Bloomberg Ontario Premier Doug Ford is one of the four “red tape crusaders” to be honoured with Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses’ (CFIB) Golden Scissors Award. The award is given every year to a politician, public servant or government that eliminates unnecessary bureaucracy standing in the way of small businesses. This […]

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One of the largest tech-company launchers in the country is a relatively unknown entity

Richard Chénier (left), director-general of Centech, and Isabel Galiana, founder and CEO of Saccade Analytics, at the Centech incubator offices in Montreal.Dario Ayala for National Post Richard Chénier is sometimes taken aback by the number of applicants at Centech. “I don’t know why they choose us because we don’t do promotions,” says the director-general of […]

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Flax supergrain adds another bragging right to its arsenal of eco-friendly products

Pela Case co-founders Jeremy Lang, left, and Matt Bertulli.Postmedia file photo When Jeremy Lang started making smartphone cases out of flax straw waste instead of plastic, he coined the word flaxstic. It’s the perfect description for a plastic alternative that’s tough, compostable and recyclable. “Every piece of (petroleum-based) plastic ever made is still around. It […]

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Innovating while female: How four women made their marks

Joelle Pineau: “By virtue of being a researcher, I’m an innovator."Laurie Devine for McGill University It’s no coincidence that women are driving some of the most innovative businesses in Canada. A recent study published in the Harvard Business Review showed that companies with the most diverse management teams generate 19 per cent higher innovation revenues […]