Advocacy Leadership

CATA Innovation Leadership Council member and Veteran Entrepreneur, Alex Beraskow, shares his views on how to advance Canada's innovation and entrepreneurship rankings. The focus: New Procurement Priorities.

Viewers can download the Government Procurement Spending Discussion Paper and offer comments at: docs.google.com/document/d/1KNs7r3w8WUH3KJz_1SC32u62nl3DjsedNKtewZW4uFE/edit?usp=sharing

Read Media Release: Innovation Lobby Group Applauds Innovation Minister's Views on Procurement: Offers Guidance on Government of Canada Approaches to Procurement to Stimulate Innovation Success

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CATAAlliance is an active participant in the formation and delivery of government framework tax policies, regulations and activities that are critical to the success of Canada's high-tech industries. Your corporate guidance and participation are needed…


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CATAAlliance is an active participant in the formation and delivery of government framework tax policies, regulations and activities that are critical to the success of Canada's high-tech industries. Your corporate guidance and participation are needed and appreciated as we can leverage the industry voice to be both clear and accurate for maximum effect.

In many respects CATA is a political party, the party of the Canadian high tech industries. Similar to a political party, our Platform is built from Policy Planks linked to Specific Recommendations which will ensure success for Canada in the global economy. We actively encourage all of Canada's political leaders to better understand and embrace what it takes to create a knowledge based Canada.

As we receive feedback and direction from the membership, recommendations are continuously updated and then communicated to decision makers as part of ongoing advocacy.

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    "Growing small-mid market organizations in Canada is critical to the health of the economy. This is where employment opportunities have and continue to be created. In the absence of salaries, pension, benefits, and other short incentives to attract Talent these organizations rely on stock options. Options that carry no promise of payment. Taxing stock options will only raise the stakes in an already high stakes game. "

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    CEO notes on Cloud 1st for Canada: This "gCloud" (Government Cloud - you can use the name smile emoticon ) solution is very interesting and worth pursuing. Having worked on large scale centralization projects such as Shared Service I learned one very important lesson. You must have firm commitment at the "Political Levels" who in turn will instruct their DMs and ADMs to get on-board and make it happen. Shared Services went through many false starts and failures due to resistance from government deartments. As the tenture of the governing party sunsett so did the push to move forward. These types of government initiatives although extremely cost effective are not "sexy" for the electorate. So the ruling party will concertraite on the electorate's low hanging fruit not government adminstration initiatives. We now have a young government that is more open to 21st century solutions; it is the ideal time to get the government engaged.
    For your consideration in your interactions with your colleagues.

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    Alex Leyn comments, " As a serial entrepreneur that intimately understands on my own and my interpid start-up employees skin how the negative impact these proposed changes will have in an already financing-disadvantaged Canadian start-up environment, I strongly support the *no change* approach advocated here. This has to be stopped, period."

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