News - Fujitsu, a leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) business solutions, and SYNTELL, a provider of business intelligence solutions, today announced an agreement under which Fujitsu will offer integration services for SYNTELL's HUMAN CAPITAL solution for the human resources applications of Quebec government ministries and agencies.
News - The 2013 round of funding from the Invest Canada – Community Initiatives (ICCI) program today confirmed $90,000 for the Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. while an additional $1.3 million will be distributed among the 11 member cities of the Alliance. The program is designed to help communities attract, retain and expand Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). ICCI supports non-profit and public-private partnerships at the local community level and the program is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
News - Leading Canadian accounting firm, Mallette has announced its membership in the international alliance of accounting firms known as TIAG® (The International Accounting Group). Mallette, which employs more than 700 people in 23 offices throughout Quebec Province, joins an alliance of more than 110 independent accounting firms from around the world, and gains unparalleled access to TIAG’s sister alliance of independent law firms, TAGLaw®.
News - CO2 Solutions announces that it has received Notices of Allowance in Canada for two broad patents: “Carbonic anhydrase system and process for treating a CO2-containing gas” with number 2,813,640 and “Formulation and process for CO2 capture using carbonates and biocatalysts” with number 2,769,772.
News - Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation and Medicago announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Medicago Inc. by MTPC. On September 18, 2013, 9284-9686 Québec Inc.,a subsidiary of MTPC, acquired all of the outstanding common shares of Medicago, other than the common shares currently held by MTPC and Philip Morris Investments B.V. an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc., pursuant to the terms of an arrangement agreement made as of July 12, 2013. As a result, Medicago has become jointly owned by MTPC (60%) and PMI (40%).
News - As part of its mandate to support Canadian entrepreneurs, BDC Venture Capital announced today it has allocated $135 million in new capital to direct venture investments in innovative healthcare companies. That brings its total direct commitment to the sector to $270 million. Recognizing a massive and growing market opportunity, the BDC Venture Capital Healthcare Fund will broaden its investment strategy and invest in technology, products and services that aim to dramatically improve global healthcare productivity, efficiency and patient outcomes.
News - As of July 23rd, Gentec Electro-Optics is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The entire staff has put a lot of hard work to obtain this certification. The employees are all very proud of this accomplishment that was made possible through the dedication, rigor and team spirit characterizing the company.
News - The Québec City Convention Centre had a great year in 2012–13, generating $104.1 million in economic spinoffs, including $32.1 million from the 15 international conventions it hosted. This represents a 7.4% increase over 2011–12 ($96.9 million), due in large part to increased numbers of visitors from the rest of Canada and abroad. Events hosted at the Québec City Convention Centre were also very profitable for Québec City hotels. Convention Centre business accounted for 168,591 person-nights, 20% of all convention-related stays in the region. The hotel and restaurant industry benefited with $27.4 million in economic activity.
News - Up to 50 employees of the Agency's policy and communications division will be relocated in Quebec City and paired with the current CED regional office in order to create a new place of business. This relocation will take place in 2017. Discussions with Public Works and Government Services Canada will take place in the coming months to determine in which building the new office will be located. The Agency is already present in the province of Quebec with 12 offices across the province. This relocation will allow the Agency to consolidate and increase its presence in the regions.
News - Minitrade.ca, a Quebec City-based online clothing consignment service, has announced a seed round of $650,000 from several investors. The startup offers busy parents the opportunity to purge their cluttered closets and purchase new and pre-loved top quality clothing brands at 70 percent off the retail price. In the last year it grew its customer base to 6,000 active Canadian members.