CATA Federal Budget (SR&ED) Update Teleforum with Dr. Russ Roberts – Register Today!
March 26, 2012

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March 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 4th 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)

John Reid, President and CEO, CATAAlliance, invites you to join a Roundtable discussion with industry experts on the Federal Budget which is scheduled to be released this Thursday, March 29th. In this Budget, the Government promises to initiate significant changes in the way federal support is provided for business innovation. This includes changes to the $3.5 Billion Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credits.

For the last month, the Prime Minister and his Ministers have been paving the way for major Budget announcements regarding changes to federal programs that support business innovation. There are no details, although the stated aim is to provide better and more effective support to the successful commercialization of innovations - not simply to their creation. This has been a significant shift in the Government's thinking over the last six months, consistent with CATA's advocacy.

Join your colleagues:
Russ Roberts, CATA's Senior Vice President, Tax, Finance and Advocacy, and the SR&ED national practice leadership and Commercialization experts to learn about the implications of these changes for your firms and your practices.

Dr. Roberts will provide a brief update on what has been achieved with several years of advocacy and what has yet to be accomplished. He will then moderate an interactive roundtable discussion with our panel of leading SR&ED experts. Your feedback and guidance will assist in setting out future advocacy initiatives.

Roundtable participants include: Michael Turner of Wesley Clover, Sid Paquette of OMERS,  Denis Lajoie of Ernst and Young, Vic Sachdev and Mel Machado of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

*Please send your suggestions for additional topics and questions to Russ Roberts at:

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Service fee: please note that the Call-in Registration fee is complimentary for CATA members and $45 plus HST for non-members as a contribution to our advocacy fund.

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