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$1.26-billion Strategic Innovation Fund questioned by industry groups

One innovation advocacy group said the fund, which offers money to businesses of all economic sectors, may be ineffective if difficult applications processes and high taxes work against businesses, while a taxpayers advocacy group is worried it amounts to 'corporate welfare.'

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, who announced the Strategic Innovation Fund in July, said both internal and third parties will assess the funding applications. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PUBLISHED :Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 12:00 AM

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