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More conditions may be imposed on telcos as result of Rogers outage, says government

The federal government may impose more conditions on telecommunications providers to improve their resiliency as the investigation into the huge July 8 Rogers outage...

Coffee Briefing July 19, 2022 – Government of Canada invests C$7.7 million in tech SMEs and green recovery; Thomson Reuters expands remote work benefits;...

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 last week’s Coffee...

CRTC orders Rogers to explain its network failure

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ordered Rogers Communications to provide a “comprehensive explanation” of the network outage that occurred on July...

Champagne orders telcos to produce clear resiliency plan in 60 days

The national outage of telecom services that millions of Canadians experienced in the last few days is “unacceptable -- full stop,” federal Minister of...

Alberta to intervene in the Shaw/Rogers deal

The Attorney General of Alberta will intervene in Rogers Communication’s C$26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications, according to a filing to the Competition Tribunal...

Tech in Calgary is thriving, says panel at Collision 2022

The Calgary Economic Development panel discussion held at Collision 2022 discussed the issue of attracting and retaining talent in its growing tech sector amid a time...

Is Queen’s Park set to change health records rules? One expert thinks so

It was not a proclamation or even confirmation, but more of a hint that big changes might be afoot in Ontario when it comes...

Applications now open for businesses to apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative in southern Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced that businesses can now apply to the Regional Quantum Initiative (RQI) in southern...

Government files latest attempt at privacy legislation reform

The Liberal government has introduced its second attempt at overhauling the country's privacy laws covering the business sector. Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne introduced Bill C-27...

Privacy commissioners find Tim Hortons violated privacy laws

Results of a joint investigation launched in June 2020 by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and Canada’s three provincial private...

Newfoundland and Labrador to strengthen its research and innovation with a new $18-million investment

IBM Canada, the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador have announced an investment of more than C$18 million to strengthen...

The state of Digital ID in Canada

Digital ID is coming to Canada, bringing with it a host of questions and even some concerns from privacy advocates. Many provinces, and the...

The Government of Ontario to use Anaplan on a cloud platform

The Government of Ontario will use products from Anaplan, a business planning software company, on a cloud platform to support improved financial processes across the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

Ontario government and not-for-profit partner to launch training project for both employers and job seekers

With funding from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s Skills Development Fund, the Cooperation Council of Ontario (CCO) will soon launch a major project that...

Canada, U.S. in group of 61 nations vowing to work for an open internet

Canada, the U.S., and 59 other countries have signed a declaration vowing to work for an open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet. It...

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