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Canada faces a shortage in digital and STEM skills, says C.D Howe Institute report

Toronto-based policy research organization, C.D Howe Institute has released a study examining the shortage in digital and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills...

Critical SAP vulnerability patched months ago now on US exploited bug list

A critical SAP vulnerability that was patched in February has been added to a U.S. government cyber agency’s list of exploited security bugs after...

RCMP: Spyware only used with court approval

The RCMP keeps adding new information about its court-approved use of spyware on the wireless phones of criminal suspects, leading some members of Parliament...

U.S., Canada urged to toughen fight against commercial spyware

U.S. government intelligence employees should be banned for life from working for "foreign offensive operators" as one means of fighting commercial spyware, a member...

Government of Canada invests $3 million to help SMEs adopt low-carbon processes and products

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has announced an investment of $3 million for Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology in partnership with Fanshawe...

‘Outages happen,’ telecom regulator tells parliamentary committee looking into Rogers crisis

The head of Canada's telecommunications regulator said this month's huge internet and wireless network failure at Rogers could result in more regulation of the...

Hardware vendor differences led to Rogers outage, says Rogers CTO

Rogers chief executive officer Tony Staffieri today appeared alongside Ron McKenzie, the company's newly appointed chief technology officer, before the House of Commons Standing...

More conditions may be imposed on telcos as result of Rogers outage, says government

The federal government may impose more conditions on telecommunications providers to improve their resiliency as the investigation into the huge July 8 Rogers outage...

ISED grants advance contract to SamKnows to measure fixed wireless internet speeds in Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada has awarded an advance contract, which provides notice that the agency intends to retain a pre-selected supplier...

CRTC orders Rogers to explain its network failure

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ordered Rogers Communications to provide a “comprehensive explanation” of the network outage that occurred on July...

Champagne orders telcos to produce clear resiliency plan in 60 days

The national outage of telecom services that millions of Canadians experienced in the last few days is “unacceptable -- full stop,” federal Minister of...

Alberta to intervene in the Shaw/Rogers deal

The Attorney General of Alberta will intervene in Rogers Communication’s C$26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications, according to a filing to the Competition Tribunal...

Rogers and Shaw enter mediation with Competition Bureau over $26 billion merger

Rogers and Shaw have started a mediation process with Canada’s Competition Bureau to try and move the dial in the merger between two of...

Applications now open for businesses to apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative in southern Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced that businesses can now apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in southern...

Government files latest attempt at privacy legislation reform

The federal government has introduced its second attempt at overhauling the country's privacy laws covering the business sector. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne introduced Bill C-27...

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