MONTREAL, Sept. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - On September 3, 2009, the Honourable
Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State
(Agriculture and Agri-Food), will meet with Dr. Maher Boulos, President and
CEO of Tekna Plasma Systems Inc., to personally deliver a cheque for
$1,205,000 in tax credits for scientific research and experimental development
SR&ED investment tax credits support Tekna Plasma Systems Inc. in the
design, development and construction of integrated plasma systems for a wide
range of laboratory research and industrial-scale materials processing and
surface treatment applications.
The SR&ED program is a federal tax incentive program administered by the
Canada Revenue Agency, which encourages Canadian businesses of all sizes, and
in all sectors, to conduct research and development in Canada. The SR&ED
program gives claimants cash refunds and/or tax credits for their expenditures
on eligible work done in Canada.
Minister Blackburn will be available to answer media questions relating
to today's event, as well as the UBS issue.
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Tekna Plasma Systems Inc.
2935 Industriel Boulevard
For further information:
For further information: Serge Paradis, Media Relations, Canada Revenue
Agency, (514) 283-2464, ext. 8225; Sophie Doucet, Press Secretary, Office of
the Minister of National Revenue, (613) 995-2960