Modernizing Canada’s web presence gets underway as Service Canada partners with Adobe

If you ask most people about their experience navigating government services, it's rare to hear words like "easy," "consistent," or "accountable," but that's exactly what Service Canada hopes to achieve with the new

Published on: June 29th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada’s innovation strategy must play to its strengths and embrace diversity

The federal government has done its diagnostic on the state of Canada’s economy and now it’s beginning the investments it believes will spark innovation going forward. That’s the message Minister of Finance Bill

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Justin Trudeau helps open Google Canada’s new R&D headquarters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped into Google Canada's new Kitchener, Ont.-based office for a morning of playing with 3D printers, leading students on a virtual reality tour of Parliament Hill, playing video games,

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canada’s new trade minister wants to be your CMO and here’s what she’s offering

Newly elected Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland told a group of small businesses gathered in Waterloo yesterday "I am your chief marketing officer," according to a report on Communitech's website. So what does

Published on: January 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Federal government uses CODE2015 to boost open data’s profile in Canada

The federal government kicked off its promotion of an open data hackathon in Toronto on Wednesday night, encouraging people to use publicly available data provided by government departments to build new apps. Now

Published on: January 15th, 2015 Candice So

Tony Clement reinforces promise of funding for startups in upcoming budget

Funding promised for Canadian accelerators and incubators isn't at risk despite dropping oil prices making a surplus in the next federal budget less likely, says Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board for the

Published on: January 15th, 2015 Candice So

Why small businesses should expand into overseas markets

Small business owners seem to be more optimistic about their futures than they have been in a few years – and they feel they might even be poised for growth, a new survey

Published on: November 19th, 2014 Candice So

Q&A with former Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier

When Chantal Bernier finished her reign in the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, she left the post at an interesting time – just before new privacy laws came into force within

Published on: November 7th, 2014 Candice So

Privacy community disapproves of privacy commissioner nominee

The federal government has announced its nominee for the next privacy commissioner of Canada - however, there has been a fair amount of dissension surrounding its choice. Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Employee training: Is this as good as it gets?

A recent Conference Board of Canada release, Learning and Development Outlook, indicates that Canadian organizations have increased their spending on employee training by $17 per employee, modestly reversing a downward trend of the

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Marylka Empey

NRC and federal government launch $20-million program for SMBs

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the federal government are launching a new program, a $20 million investment over two years, aimed at small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), giving them access

Published on: March 18th, 2014 Candice So

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So