Annual reports filed by certain Canadian issuers pursuant to Section 15(d) and Rule 15d-4

Long-term debt (Schedule of Long-Term debt) (Details)

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Long-term debt (Schedule of Long-Term debt) (Details) - CAD ($)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 8,150 $ 6,537 $ 6,149
Less: Current portion 81 61  
Long-term debt $ 8,069 6,476  
Repayment borrowings term In August 2017, the Corporation received a two-year extension of the maturity of the Province loan. The original maturity date of the loan was August 9, 2018 and is now August 9, 2020. The annual interest rate remains at the Province's cost of funds plus 1 per cent.    
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 1,202 758  
Repayment start date December 1, 2008    
Repayment borrowings term Annual repayments, commencing December 1, 2008, are calculated as a percentage of gross revenue for the preceding fiscal year, at 2% when gross revenues are less than $5,000 and 5% when gross revenues are greater than $5,000.    
Proceeds from borrowings net $ 3,744 3,747  
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency [Member] | Top of range [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings 3,786    
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 1,034 651  
Repayment start date December 1, 2011    
Repayment borrowings term Annual repayments, commencing December 1, 2011, are calculated as a percentage of gross revenue for the preceding fiscal year, at 2% when gross revenues are less than $5,000 and 5% when gross revenues are greater than $5,000.    
Proceeds from borrowings net $ 2,995 2,997  
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund [Member] | Top of range [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings 3,000    
ACOA Business Development Program [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 238 294  
Repayment start date October 2015    
Repayment borrowings term Repayable in monthly payments beginning October 2015 of $3 until October 2017 and $6 until September 2022.    
Proceeds from borrowings net $ 251 318  
ACOA Business Development Program [Member] | Top of range [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings 395    
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund One [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 957 733  
Repayment start date September 1, 2014    
Repayment borrowings term Annual repayments commencing September 1, 2014, are calculated as a percentage of gross revenue from specific product(s) for the preceding fiscal year, at 5% for the first 5 year period and 10%, thereafter.    
Proceeds from borrowings net $ 2,944 2,944  
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund One [Member] | Top of range [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings 2,944    
TNC 120-140 Eileen Stubbs Ltd [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 300  
Repayment borrowings term Repayable in monthly payments beginning upon receipt of the final installment of the loan until May 31, 2028.    
Proceeds from borrowings net $ 300  
Interest rate 8.00%    
TNC 120-140 Eileen Stubbs Ltd [Member] | Top of range [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 300,000    
Province of Nova Scotia Secured Loan [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 4,419 4,101  
Repayment borrowings term Repayable on the seventh anniversary date of the first disbursement.    
Proceeds from borrowings net $ 5,000 $ 5,000  
Interest rate 1.00%    
Province of Nova Scotia Secured Loan [Member] | Top of range [Member]      
Disclosure of detailed information about borrowings [line items]      
Borrowings $ 5,000