In 2002 the city of Montreal grew when 28 towns were forced to join the city on orders from the provincial government. But the decision was unpopular. The following year a Liberal government was elected, partially on a platform allowing amalgamated towns the right to vote to secede. But there was a caveat. Ten per cent of listed voters in a town needed to register for the de-amalgamation referendum in order for the town to have the right to vote.
In 2002, 28 towns were forced to join Montreal on orders from the provincial government. The decision was unpopular; the following year a new government was elected, partially on a platform allowing amalgamated towns the right to vote to secede. But for a town to have that right, 10 per cent of its listed voters had to register for the de-amalgamation referendum.
Sun Microsystems Inc.'s recent decision to acquire back-up tape vendor StorageTek Corp. for US$4.1 billion has left at least one analyst scratching his head, wondering exactly why the deal occurred. "Buying a company that is primarily tape (technology) today doesn't look like an exciting play for a forward-thinking company like Sun," said Frank Gillett, an analyst with Forrester Research Inc.
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates yesterday outlined a vision of companies being able to share information more effectively, both internally and with suppliers, by using present and future collaborative software.
A recent press release from the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and the RCMP warning Canadians to be cautious of unsolicited e-mail appears to be well timed as statistics show the number of phishing sites is increasing. In the first months of 2005 there was a 60 per cent increase in the number of active reported phishing sites compared to the last months of 2004.