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Policy Briefing: Innovation
Finance Minister Bill Morneau holds a closing press conference after meeting with provincial and territorial finance ministers in December. Finance Canada is currently looking at overhauling the financial regulatory framework to include the financial technology sector, known as 'fintech.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Fintech caught in grey zone, stakeholders say, as feds study Bank Act

The Canadian financial technology sector lags behind its peers, says an Ernst & Young report, and observers want banking regulations to come into the digital age.
Opinion|Matt Jeneroux
The impact of Chinese purchases of Canadian companies approved by the Liberal government is cause for concern in light of the ongoing and somewhat contentious NAFTA renegotiation.
'We recognize that technology is changing fast, and with that comes opportunity.'
Job losses from automation is not a matter of if, but when, say advocates and experts.
Improving communication surrounding the procurement process and available supports to get businesses through it is key, say University of Ottawa professors.
Embrace technology to solve problems, but when choosing this path, use the best one for the job and avoided being hemmed in by the limitations of a particular program or vendor.

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