SR&ED CATA Quick Poll results
February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010

CATA CEO announces results from new CATA Quick Poll:

Canada's innovation gap will widen unless action is taken

Dear technology leaders,

I am pleased to announce that the results of the first CATA Quick Poll are ready to be shared. The poll focused on the impact of the rising dollar on Canadian businesses and whether they will need to off-shore their R&D to reduce cost.

These results provide interesting insight into how Canadian businesses will respond to today's economic challenges and how the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits can be improved to assist them.

The results echo what Canada's tech leaders are saying, i.e that an improved SR&ED tax system, both administrative and legislative, is one of the crucial steps to making Canada an Innovation Nation.

Download your complimentary copy of our CATA Quick Poll Report, with observations by Russ Roberts, Senior VP, Tax and Finance with CATA.

The new polling opportunities that our website now provides are an exciting extension to the CATA Research Division. It delivers a timely means to assess and address hot-button issues important to the CATA community.

The second CATA Quick Poll just launched examines key issues related to Advanced Security affecting your organization and our nation. To help set the agenda, vote at

Thank you for your participation and please provide us with your ideas for new polls.

Best regards,

John Reid,