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  • 04 Sep 2016 17:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ontario is putting its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing nearly $100 million from the Ontario Green Investment Fund into projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and support cleantech innovation and jobs.

    The government will invest $74 million in a cleantech innovation initiative, which will help reduce greenhouse gas pollution by encouraging large industrial plants to adopt leading-edge technologies, while supporting entrepreneurs in developing creative solutions. For this initiative, the government is partnering with the Ontario Centres of Excellence, which drive the development of Ontario's economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses.

    The government is also investing $25 million in a Green Smart energy efficiency program to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce emissions and become more energy efficient. The program will be delivered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada's largest trade and industry association.

    Ontario's new $325-million Green Investment Fund commits money to projects that fight climate change while growing the economy and creating jobs. These investments will help transform the way we live, move, work and adapt to our environment by building strong and sustainable communities.

    Fighting climate change while supporting economic growth, efficiency and productivity is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

    Quick Facts

    • The government’s new $325 million Green Investment Fund is a $325-million down payment on the province’s proposed cap and trade program and was announced in the 2015 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.
    • The Ontario Green Investment Fund supports Ontario’s Business Growth Initiative, helping to accelerate Ontario’s innovation economy, while responding to the challenges and opportunities of rapid technological change and global economic forces.
    • In just 10 years, Ontario has become a North American leader in the development, use and manufacturing of clean energy.
    • In May 2015, Ontario became the first province in Canada to set a mid-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction target of 37 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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  • 04 Aug 2016 16:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Toronto-based Nymity, a global research company specializing in accountability, risk, and compliance solutions, has announced its expansion to The Hague. Nymity’s new office in the Netherlands will support its growing EU customer base and is its first on mainland Europe.

    With evolving privacy and data protection laws worldwide, Nymity is helping prepare European companies for the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect on May 25, 2018. The company is already a leader in the European software solutions market.

    “After establishing our presence in Europe with our London location, we continue to expand in The Hague in order to support the implementation of the GDPR,” said Terry McQuay, Nymity’s President and Founder. “Nymity hopes to be at the forefront and center in order to help the privacy community with our knowledge and privacy management solutions, enabling organizations to be accountable and compliant.”


    Nymity’s office in the Netherlands joins its global network of locations in Toronto, Canada; Colorado, United States; Bogotá, Colombia; and London, United Kingdom.

    http://investinholland.com/research-company-nymity-expands-netherlands/

  • 25 Jul 2016 17:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The acclaimed World Press Photo exhibition is back at the Canadian War Museum. Be inspired to see the world differently by visiting this year’s edition of the World Press Photo exhibition, which is on display from July 21 until August 17, 2016. Admission is free.


    The World Press Photo exhibition is the world’s leading international contest for photo journalists. Now in its 59th year, the annual World Press Photo Contest features 141 moving and thought provoking images taken during the course of 2015. Led by Francis Khon, Director of Photography at Agence France-Presse (AFP), the jury awarded the overall prize to Australian photographer Warren Richardson for his powerful image of refugees crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary, near Horgos (Serbia) and Roszke (Hungary).


    This exhibition is developed and circulated by World Press Photo and is presented at the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    For more information, please visit worldpressphoto.org and warmuseum.ca

  • 20 Jun 2016 16:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Montreal has been named 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year in recognition of its Smart City plan, which was introduced in 2011. The honour was bestowed by the Intelligent Community Forum at an event at the Columbus Zoo on Thursday.

    The New York-based ICF praised Montreal’s Smart City plan, which includes improving broadband infrastructure and technology, as well as the city’s gaming industry and Cirque du Soleil as examples of Montreal’s unique culture. It also notes that Montreal’s universities have a high graduation rate that ICF says feeds “the region’s fast-growing knowledge economy.”

    Read the full story at montrealgazette.com.

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