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Tank Talks News Round Up 6/8/23

Tank Talks News Round Up 6/8/23

Episode 142

Shaking up the format this week by focusing on what’s happening in the world. We welcome back Mark McQueen to dive into what’s been going on in the world with a lively discussion. Hope you enjoy!

A word from our sponsor:

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They are also advisors to VC funds, strategic investors, private equity funds and other institutional investors on fund formation and shareholder arrangements to buyouts and other exits.

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Topics we cover:
(01:59) BetaKit’s reporting on the Collision Conference asking for more government support
(11:35) BDC report on Government spending in Canada
(18:58) The banking environment in Canada for small businesses in the wake of SVB
(25:29) How carbon taxes are impacting Canadians in this inflationary market (Mark’s post for further reading)
(32:02) The PGA Tour/LIV golf merger

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