Privacy Act goes to committee

The second of the Harper government's pieces of digital legislation has been steadily going through the Senate, but it may now get more public attention because it has been referred to the House of Commons

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ottawa announces second action plan on open data

The Harper government will issue a new order exhorting federal bureaucrats to maximize their efforts to release eligible government data to the public for creating apps if proposals issued Thursday are approved. The

Published on: October 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

IBM wins a federal data centre contract

IBM Canada has won a multi-year contract to provide and manage one of the new data centres the federal government needs as it consolidates IT infrastructure under its Shared Services program. IBM's Barrie,

Published on: October 8th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Group asks Ottawa to encourage smart communities

Some of the country's biggest IT and municipal leaders have urged the Harper government to get behind a so-called smart communities strategy to encourage the spread of digital technologies. Members of the iCanada

Published on: October 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Government okays e-labelling for wearable technology

The federal government is allowing manufacturers of mobile devices and wearable technology to present government and industry required label information electronically in lieu of physical labels or nameplates. This makes Canada the sixth

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Government funded group gets green tech help from Xerox

A government funded organization focused on green technology development has partnered with Xerox Canada to boost the commercialization of locally developed sustanable technology. The GreenCentre Canada conducts product and application development work in its 10,000

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Tories press on with lawful access

The Harper government's decision not to amend or delete a section of its online crime legislation that protects carriers that disclose subscriber information to law enforcement agencies without a warrant is nothing more

Published on: October 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Don’t help virtual carriers, Telus tells CRTC

Telus Corp. has urged the federal telecom regulator not to tilt its rules to favour virtual carriers who only rent space on incumbent celluar networks rather than build their own networks. Telus told

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Carriers hopeful as CRTC hearing into wireless wholesale rates opens

Wireless carriers start a week-long hearing today before the federal telecommunications regulator, another in a series of fights that always seems to be about survival of the smallest. This time it might be

Published on: September 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon