Parliament Hill’s own emergency alert system powered by BlackBerry AtHoc

Canada's new nationwide emergency alert system to wireless service providers was tested on May 9, jolting to attention many citizens with...

May 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Holding AI accountable: public leaders organize to ensure algorithms influencing government are ethical

In the 2002 movie Minority Report, three "Precogs" that have the God-given ability to see into the future are used to...

May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Feds, Ontario, Quebec announce $400 million 5G public-private partnership

Businesses that want to test their products or services on 5G wireless equipment will get a shot at some of...

March 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto...

March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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Belgium’s state visit to Ottawa brings tech delegates along with royals

Belgium may still be a year away from ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but that didn't stop...

March 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

What is needed to sustain momentum and success in Canada’s innovation superclusters?

By Andrea McPhail Last Thursday, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains introduced the five winners of the...

February 20th, 2018 IT World Canada Staff

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small...

December 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CATA urges feds to reconsider tax changes to passive income, saying it benefits tech SMBs

Despite the outsized reputation of companies such as BlackBerry Ltd. and OpenText, the majority of Canada's technology sector consists of...

November 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

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Ottawa unveils $430 million supercomputer for weather forecasts

Canada just upgraded its weather-prediction capabilities with some new supercomputer systems delivered by Shared Services Canada. Minister of Public Services...

November 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson