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Capital markets, especially in Canada, tend to be momentum driven. There is a robust market actively investing public venture capital in earlier-stage and emerging growth industries; whether it's AI, blockchain, or cannabis, we've seen this trend take place over and over again. Now, unsurprisingly, we are seeing the rise in interest for backing telehealth companies - a space that is getting much deserved attention.

Watching new technologies evolve is one of the most rewarding parts of working at the intersection of capital investment and entrepreneurs.

TMX salutes companies stepping up to help across our communities.

I am writing today on behalf of TMX to pledge support to all of our issuers during the COVID-19 pandemic as the world comes to terms with this new and unfamiliar business environment. I also want to thank our listed companies for the leadership position so many have taken in helping our communities cope with this unprecedented crisis and to keeping people safe at a most vulnerable time.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day; a movement born out of necessity to bring attention to society's treatment of our planet.

During this unprecedented time while the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are looking at all options available to avoid unnecessary contact with each other to help stem the spread of the virus.

Last week I wrote to Finance Minister Bill Morneau urging the Canadian government to consider important amendments to its COVID-19 response package to make all Canadian SMEs, including public companies, eligible for The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the government of Canada has introduced a COVID-19 economic plan in support of Canadian workers and businesses. This is a necessary and timely initiative, and we applaud the government for taking decisive action.

Two years ago the global mining sector started a slow climb out of a historically long downcycle. Plagued by historic volatility and uncertainty brought on by successive global crises, the sector’s recovery has been inconsistent at best — yet market optimism remains persistent.

TSX and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) have seen tremendous growth in terms of companies utilizing the public markets to help support their growth. The total market cap of Alberta-based innovation companies has nearly doubled over the last five years on TSX & TSXV, for a current total of $10 billion.

Chicago is home to ten of the Fortune 500 companies (the Midwest is home to a third of them), and the second-largest central business district in the United States. Of course, we all know Chicago is home to the legendary Bulls team that won six titles, but there’s something that makes this city and the region at large special – something deeper than its astonishingly good deep-dish pizza.