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Ontario's venture capital stimulus plan

Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation unveiled a new $250-million plan today to stimulate the province’s moribund venture capital industry. You can read my story on the initiative here. Please comment belowwhether you’re an early-stage investor, entrepreneur, or just concerned about the innovation economy, I would like to hear your thoughts on whether this strategy will get the venture capital juices flowing.
Further reading: my recent cover story on the state of early-stage financing.
Also, a first skeptical take from Wellington Financial’s Mark McQueen, who has been prolific on the sector’s woes.
As noted in the trackbacks, McQueen issued another biting missivetoday (why he mocks MRI for contacting reporters, I don’t know).
Also, check out Toronto-based high-tech lawyer Suzie Dingwall Williams’ take on things.