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B.C. tech leaders hope lobbying for scale-up help pays off in federal, provincial budgets

The BC Tech Association will be among 11 provincial organizations waiting to see whether their ScaleUp BC lobbying has paid off in the upcoming federal and B.C. budgets. Handout
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VANCOUVER — Jill Tipping expects to be slightly hungover Wednesday. It’s just not clear if it’ll be the result of celebrating or drowning sorrows.

The head of the BC Tech Association will spend Monday and Tuesday watching closely as the federal and provincial governments table their respective budgets. Tipping will wait to see if her work, lobbying to secure $41 million in collective funding for a group effort to help create a local version of Ontario’s Scale-Up Platform, has paid off.

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