Organization: KPMG

By the Numbers: Reversing the decline in Canada’s mining sector through innovation

As Canada’s mining sector shows signs of slipping, companies and innovation leaders are calling for more dedicated federal funding and the development of a national strategy that would link regional clusters. Steering the sector to growth will require increased reliance on innovation and commitment to sustainable practices.

Report says SPOR program effective with some caveats

KPMG has completed a report on the first five years of the CIHR-led Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), finding it is effective and relevant for connecting research to patient care (R$, March 29/12). The report, covering the first five years of the 10-year SPOR strategy, gave CIHR’s contribution a positive review in the areas of…

SR&ED guidelines on labour expenses clarified

The Canada Revenue Agency has issued a paper clarifying its policy on labour expense allocations for scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) claims. The new guidance makes the allocation approach official CRA policy, meaning that its auditors can no longer require firms to submit time sheets, a practice considered onerous and impractical. The guidelines were…