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Government of Canada invests $360 million in new National Quantum Strategy

Today at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced the launch of the National Quantum...

Government of Canada invests over $14 million to grow GTA-based companies

Today the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced more than $14 million towards the growth of eight GTA-based companies.  The companies...

Canadian first EV, Project Arrow, debuts at CES

Last week at CES, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) unveiled a working prototype of Project Arrow, Canada’s first zero-emission connected vehicle. “The unveiling of...

Rogers-Shaw merger blocked again as Competition Bureau gets temporary stay of Tribunal’s decision from Court of Appeal

The Rogers acquisition of Shaw Communications has hit yet another roadblock. Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal granted the Competition Bureau an “emergency interim...

Coffee Briefing Jan. 3, 2023 – Mastodon partners with CIRA; YouTube terminated record 5.8 million channels; CIO Strategy Council to co-host virtual workshops; and...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed...

Canada’s investments in broadband: 2022 roundup

This year, the Government of Canada, through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), has taken action to help improve internet service for Canadians across the...

New CEO and vice chairs appointed at the CRTC

Today, Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the appointment of Vicky Eatrides as chair and chief executive officer (CEO) and Alicia Barin...

Canadian Government announces a hybrid work model for the Federal Public Service

Starting next year, Canadians working for the federal public service will have to spend at least two or three days per week in the...

Global government IT spending to exceed $580 billion in 2023: Gartner

In 2023, worldwide government spending will increase by 6.8 per cent over 2022, with a total budget of US$588.9 billion, Gartner Inc. predicts, as...

Ontario alerting 360,000 their personal information taken in data breach

Twelve months after police charged two men with compromising Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine management system, the province has identified and started notifying the 360,000 residents...

Technicity West: A lot can be done to improve cybersecurity with few resources

Canadian municipalities and school boards facing financial constraints can still do a lot, short of overhauling their infrastructure, to boost their cybersecurity, a Technicity...

Government of Canada announces investment in three Waterloo Region tech businesses

Today, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announced an investment of more than $10 million in three Kitchener-Waterloo tech companies. Miovision...

Proposed privacy law lets personal data be ‘exploited’ by Canadian firms: Citizen Lab

Ottawa’s second attempt at overhauling federal legislation regulating how businesses collect and use personal data of Canadians still favours the private-sector, says a leading...

Some in Ontario broader public sector are “struggling” with cybersecurity: Panel chair

The poor state of cybersecurity of some of Ontario’s school boards, child welfare agencies, municipalities, and hospitals worries the head of the province’s expert...

2022 HardTech conference highlights supply chain issues and need for government support in the semiconductor industry

Markham-based tech hub VentureLAB hosted its second annual HardTech summit, bringing together tech leaders to highlight hardware and semiconductor innovation in Canada. Phil Vokins, director,...

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