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An aura of stability sets the stage nicely

Dateline: Los Angeles With Greece and Portugal under pressure from their creditors and the rating agencies, the topic of this morning’s Milken Institute panel is apropos: Canada – Stability in the Economic Storm. The federal Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is our moderator, and I’m going on the panel with Phil Haggerty

 
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Canada leads the world in Milken Institute’s “Capital Access Index”

Dateline: Los Angeles If Canadian entrepreneurs think they’ve got it tough in the capital raising department, they should thank their lucky stars that they didn’t decide to base their firm somewhere else in the world. The folks at the Milken Institute track something called the “Capital Access Index”. The index scores the ability of entrepreneurs

 
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The creative destruction of Canada’s VC industry

Trees are falling in the forest. The sound you didn’t hear the other day was the fracturing of one of Canada’s best known venture capital firms. One of the teams that had the experience and track record to be a survivor in the ever-shrinking Canadian VC industry. One of the firms that had been tagged

 
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Whither Belus?

It seems like 100 years ago since the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board had its sights on taking BCE Inc. (BCE:TSX) private. You may recall, at the time, there was thought that Telus (T:TSX) was waiting in the wings as the perfect industry bidder for BCE, and the only party that could compete at the

 
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LuLu IPO took guts part 2

As David Letterman would say, “letters, we get letters”. And the great thing about this particular blog site is we usually get thoughtful comments on our site, although most come directly via email and impromptu yaks at Starbucks. (BTW, have you ever looked at the comment section below any story in the online version of

 
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