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FedDev Ontario invests $17 million in 12 companies to advance quantum computing

Today, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced a total repayable investment of C$17.2 million to help 12 local companies...

Opposition MPs hammer head of PHAC over ArriveCAN app

Opposition MPs hammered the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Tuesday for its role in not tightly overseeing the $59...

Bell, Rogers and Telus state their conditions as CRTC considers expanding wholesale internet mandate

Last week, the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) kicked off a series of public hearings as part of a proceeding to examine its existing...

Ottawa willing to improve cybersecurity bill, ministers tell MPs

Two senior Canadian cabinet ministers have told a parliamentary committee that the government is willing to make changes to its proposed cybersecurity legislation for...

Inadequate ID authentication blamed for 2020 data thefts at Canada Revenue, ESDC

The theft of tax and employment records of 48,000 of Canadians four years ago was the fault of poor IT authentication security, says the...

EY Canada, Microsoft launch climate stress testing initiative for FIs

Consulting and accounting firm EY Canada today launched the EY Climate Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis solution, a service running on Microsoft Azure which...

NRC announces funding for quantum collaborations

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) today announced that 11 Canadian companies have been selected to receive funding to collaborate on projects with...

Serious IT incidents in Canadian financial sector almost tripled in 2023

Canadian federal financial institutions suffered almost three times as many serious reportable IT incidents in 2023 as in the year before, a parliamentary committee...

Government departments ignored management practices, failed to oversee ArriveCan app: Auditor General

Three federal government agencies failed to follow good management practices in the contracting, development, and implementation of the $59.5 million ArriveCAN application, Canada’s auditor...

Canada falling behind G7 peers in cybersecurity oversight, warns BlackBerry

Opposing viewpoints on the Liberal government’s proposed cybersecurity law for critical infrastructure providers highlighted a Parliamentary committee hearing on Thursday. A BlackBerry official urged MPs...

Defence department upbraided for not doing PIAs on data extraction tools

Senior Canadian Defence Department IT officials have been rebuked by an MP for not doing a privacy impact assessment on software that can extract...

Critical infrastructure cyber law needed ‘more than ever,’ Parliament told

The Canadian government’s proposed law forcing critical infrastructure providers to toughen their cybersecurity is “needed now more than ever,” an expert told a parliamentary...

Pass Canadian AI law as soon as possible, expert tells Parliament

A Canadian who is one of the world’s leading thinkers on artificial intelligence says Canada’s proposed AI law needs to be passed as soon...

Tories again cause testimony on proposed cybersecurity bill to be shortened

For the second meeting in a row, Conservative MPs shortened witnesses’ testimony at committee meetings looking into proposed cybersecurity legislation for overseeing critical infrastructure...

Federal government launches new platform to recruit digital talent

The government of Canada has launched the Digital Talent Platform, an online recruitment site for digital and IT professionals. The platform simplifies the application process...

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