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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...

Mixed reaction to Canada’s proposed cybersecurity law

The federal government’s proposed cybersecurity and mandatory reporting legislation is  initially getting mixed reactions from experts in the field. “There’s nothing particularly innovative here,” said Christian Leuprect,...

Mobile service costs in Canada are getting cheaper as data use rises, says the CRTC

Canadian mobile data use climbs as prices continue to decline, said the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in a new report compiled using data collected...

Privacy commissioners find Tim Hortons violated privacy laws

Results of a joint investigation launched in June 2020 by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and Canada’s three provincial private...

Coffee Briefing May 31, 2022 – Inmarsat to help Canadian government connect communities, scientists, and military; University of Waterloo to offer support to Ukrainian...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada's editorial team!

Outgoing Canadian privacy commissioner critical of companies, Ottawa in final speech

In one of his last public speeches before his term runs out next week, the federal privacy commissioner again urged Parliament to make privacy...

Globalive signs wireless spectrum sharing deal with Telus

Globalive has signed a network and spectrum sharing agreement with Telus to better position itself as a buyer for Freedom Mobile, whose divestiture stands...

The state of Digital ID in Canada

Digital ID is coming to Canada, bringing with it a host of questions and even some concerns from privacy advocates. Many provinces, and the...

Quebec government to pay researchers for discovering vulnerabilities

The Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital and Minister responsible for Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Information, Éric Caire, has announced the...

Ontario government and not-for-profit partner to launch training project for both employers and job seekers

With funding from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s Skills Development Fund, the Cooperation Council of Ontario (CCO) will soon launch a major project that...

Data Driven Policing in York Region – Greg Stanisci, Manager of BI & Data Analytics

Recently, we had the privilege to interview Gregory Stanisci, the manager of BI and Data Analytics for York Regional Police. Greg is known across...

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