Today in the Ontario legislature, Lt.-Gov Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered the government’s 2021 Throne Speech, at the opening of the legislative session.

In response to the Throne Speech, Alanna Sokic, CCI’s Manager of Government Affairs in Ontario, made the following statement:

“Today’s Throne Speech shows that the Ontario government remains primarily…


By Tessa Seager, CCI director of government affairs in British Columbia

Since British Columbia’s legislature adjourned on June 17, Premier John Horgan and his team have spent the summer months battling two emergencies: rising COVID case numbers and out-of-control forest fires. Government is surely keen to shift its attention from…


By Alanna Sokic, CCI Manager of Government Affairs in Ontario

A longer than expected break notwithstanding, the Ontario legislature is due back next week for a jam-packed fall session. …


By Abu Kamat, CCI Policy Advisor

In Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, provincial governments are in various stages of public consultations on privacy legislation reform. …


With news outlets declaring that the Liberal Party will form government, Benjamin Bergen, executive director of the Council of Canadian Innovators, issued the following statement:

On behalf of our membership of more than 140 Canadian innovation companies employing over 52,000 highly-skilled workers from coast to coast, I’d like to congratulate…


Alors que les principaux médias annoncent que le Parti libéral formera le prochain gouvernement, Benjamin Bergen, directeur exécutif du Conseil canadien des innovateurs (CCI), a fait la déclaration suivante:

Au nom de tous nos membres qui représentent plus de 140 entreprises canadiennes du secteur de l’innovation et emploient plus de…


By Pierre-Philippe Lortie, CCI Director of government affairs for Quebec

The upcoming parliamentary session in Quebec will be significant for two reasons: First, it will present several initiatives that are important for the innovation ecosystem, and second it is the last session before the countdown to the next election scheduled…


Par Pierre-Philippe Lortie, Directeur, CCI Québec

La prochaine session parlementaire au Québec sera importante parce que d’une part, elle présentera plusieurs initiatives importantes pour l’écosystème de l’innovation et d’autre part, il s’agit de la dernière session avant les prochaines élections provinciales en novembre 2022.

Le Conseil canadien des innovateurs (CCI)…


Today the Ontario government published new details on the technology and standards of the digital government identification system.

In response to the announcement, Alanna Sokic, CCI’s government relations manager in Ontario, made the following statement:

“We are excited to see the Ontario government take a significant step toward building important…


By Tessa Seager, CCI’s Director of Government Affairs for British Columbia

Gone are the days of government-backed “moonshot” policies. Richard Branson might be in space, but earthside, our leaders just discovered (vaccine) passports. …

Council of Canadian Innovators

CCI is Canada’s 21st century business council, advocating for our country’s high-growth, innovative companies. Visit CanadianInnovators.org to learn more.

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