MDA Space Skymaker

Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and Executive Vice President, Content of SpaceNews. Boucher has 25+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

Government Bungled Tax Consultation Could Hurt New Space Entrepreneurs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers tax question during Question period on Monday, September 18, 2017

Liberal MP Wayne Easter, the chair of the Commons finance committee said the communications surrounding the roll-out of the Tax Planning Using Private Corporations consultation “was just god-awful.”  What he didn’t say was that there was a problem with the proposed changes. And there definitely are problems with the proposed changes.

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Cambridge Facility Sees Workforce Reduction of 49% Since Honeywell Acquired Com Dev International

Honeywell Cambridge Office, formerly COM DEV

In late July, the news publication the Waterloo Region Record ran a story about layoffs by Honeywell at its Cambridge, Ontario facility. The number of people laid off was not disclosed at the time. However, local radio station News 570 reported on September 1 that 140 people had started to receive notice in late July.  Scott Sayres, Honeywell Director of Communications told SpaceQ that the …

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Before Mars, Cislunar Exploration

Deep space gateway in Cislunar space

While the International Space Station will still be used until at least 2024 what comes next? That discussion has been ongoing within the space community for some time. The use of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) for business and research is only going to increase. National space agencies though are looking beyond LEO for the next challenge including cislunar exploration.

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Space Station Spacesuit Art Project Takes Flight

The Unity spacesuit was unveiled on the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday and is part of the Spacesuit Art Project. The project according to the Canadian Space Agency is “an initiative to help raise awareness about the issues surrounding childhood cancer and the power of the arts in the clinical healing process.”

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