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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Three American Tech Giants That Could Have Been Canadian (But Our Laws Made it Impossible) -

Canada isn't known for housing massive technology corporations like its southern neighbour. But is that for lack of innovation or rather laws that stifle company's growth potential?

University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist recently penned a piece titled "Why Isn't YouTube Canadian?" It is based off his appearing before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, which is conducting a study on the e-commerce market in Canada, in October. On his blog, Michael posted his opening remarks—which interestingly observe how laws have prevented Canadian-born companies from potentially becoming global giants.

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