Will BlackBerry lobby Ottawa on takeover rules?

BlackBerry Ltd. is reported to have registered to meet with lawmakers in Ottawa to discuss the Investment Canada Act, which governs the rules regarding foreign ownership of Canadian companies. The federal lobbying register

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Waterloo women in IT project gets government funding

The Government of Canada is providing $300,000 to fund a program aimed at providing jobs for more women in the technology sector in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario. Communitech Corp., an organization built

Published on: September 5th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Moore gets Industry in Harper cabinet shuffle

With nine new faces added to the federal Cabinet in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s shuffle on Monday, the one with the most impact on technology will be a familiar one.James Moore, longtime Minister

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Dave Webb

Feds legacy IT threatens service delivery, hiring

The Auditor General of Canada’s 2010 Spring Report says the federal government is failing to modernize aging IT systems. One expert warns this has serious implications on hiring and service delivery.  While the report’s

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Kathleen Lau

Year in review: Bell unintentionally sparks net neutrality debate

In 2008, network neutrality went from being a serious topic of conversation in IT circles to a hot button, heavily debated issue around the country. Last year, the issue of net neutrality made

Published on: December 23rd, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

IPv6 compatibility milestone approaches

On June 30, U.S. federal government officials expect to declare an early victory on the IPv6 front. But they admit that meeting their much-heralded June 30 deadline for IPv6 compatibility is just the

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Slow gains being made in cyber security, say Feds

Washington politicians are frequently denounced for moving too slowly to respond to emerging problems, and while the adage has proven true regarding the federal sector's response to cyber security thus far, the U.S.

Published on: April 10th, 2008 Matt Hines

Government R and D tax credits not adequate, say Canadian IT groups

In its federal budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year announced this week, the Canadian government is offering more tax credits to companies doing research and development, but two major IT industry groups say

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Greg Meckbach

Tech industry alliance to feds: Give us more

In its budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year announced late Tuesday, the federal government is offering more tax credits to companies doing research and development, but two major IT industry groups say the

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Greg Meckbach