OCRIRadio sends feds wake-up call

The current podcast at OCRIRadio.com features interviews with two local investors discussing the shortcomings of federal support for tech innovation, failings that they hope will be rectified by the reinstated government on Wellington St. Irving Ebert, OCRI.jpgan investor with Purple Angel, and Bernie Zeisig, who has just launched a new Ottawa-based fund called Great Northern Capital, point out the that while barriers such as the tax code are hindering the tech sector, all that is needed is a few policy changes to set things right. “There's no question Canada has strong technology - nobody's going to question that," says Zeisig, who is disappointed by the lack of encouragement shown entrepreneurs to think on a global scale. Says OCRIRadio co-host Jeffrey Dale, “Our innovation economy is producing more jobs than the auto sector and the resource sector combined but we don't seem to have much focus on it. Our public policy better pay very close attention to the challenges.”

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