Industry Minister unveils Canada’s digital economy strategy in Waterloo

Industry Minister James Moore unveiled a long-awaited national digital economy strategy at Waterloo-based OpenText Corp this morning in an announcement that was live-streamed online. The plan, dubbed Digital Canada 150, will include 39

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile drops out of 700 MHz spectrum auction

Wind Mobile has confirmed it’s dropping out of Tuesday’s wireless spectrum auction, leaving just 10 bidders to vie for the licenses to operate within the coveted 700 megahertz spectrum. One day before the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

What to expect from the wireless spectrum auction

The government is set for another round of auctioning, selling off licenses for blocks of spectrum to the telecommunications companies serving customers across Canada. With 11 companies set to bid in Tuesday's auction, we've

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 13th, 2014 Candice So

Federal government to set rules on domestic roaming rates

The federal government is introducing new legislation to cap domestic wireless roaming rates, responding to allegations that the Big Three – Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., and Telus Corp. – are overcharging their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 18th, 2013 Candice So

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette

Industry Minister hosts invite-only CASL roundtable

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation being given Royal Assent in 2010 and still not being enforced as the regulations are worked out, it could be understandable if some businesses think of CASL as more

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wind interested in Mobilicity merger following Telus being blocked

Editor's note: Story updated at 3:16 PM with new comments gathered by reporter Howard Solomon. While Mobilicity says it is reviewing Industry Canada's decision to prevent its acquisition by incumbent Calgary-based carrier Telus Corp.,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Government searches for spectrum to fuel wireless competition

The federal government released more details about how it plans to ensure a fourth wireless carrier in each region across Canada to compete with the wireless incumbent triad of Bell, Rogers, and Telus.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ontario and Quebec lead the country in venture capital investment

According to a report from Industry Canada, venture capital fundraising activity saw a small year-to-year decline for the third quarter of 2012, with $363 million raised by 88 companies. That's a decline of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Anti-spam law adds exceptions, delayed until 2014

The anti-spam legislation passed into law more than two years ago will not be coming into force until late in 2013 and possibly not until 2014, according to an Industry Canada official. It’s

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Five ways to tell it’s spam

With what some have called the toughest anti-spam legislation in the world expected to finally come into force next year after having been originally passed in December 2010, small businesses should ensure they're

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Putting Ottawa’s puzzle together

By Leo Valiquette In early May, I blogged about the need for everyone in the National Capital Region involved with getting technology to market to check their baggage at the door and work together for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 15th, 2012 Francis Moran

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law: everything you need to know

Quick links: Articles | Opinion | Resources | Video | Slideshow Of all the annoyances that come with modern information technology, e-mail spam is perhaps one of the worst. Unsolicited messages have clogged

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff