Ontario government reserves another $680 million for network development

The Ontario government will be investing an additional CA$680 million into the province's network infrastructure in underserved communities and dead zones. Announced on Nov. 4 by Ontario’s Office of the Premier, the new

Published on: November 5th, 2020 Tom Li

Canadian government and Shaw pull new fibre optic line in rural B.C.

A joint program between Shaw Communications and the Canadian government will pull 40 km of fibre optic cable between Whistler and Mount Currie to bring high-speed internet access to rural parts of British

Published on: September 18th, 2020 Tom Li

Canada launches digitally-connected business registration access

Canada today launched the Multi-jurisdictional Registry Access Service (MRAS), a service the connects 14 business registries across Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. Businesses are legally required to register with their province to

Published on: June 30th, 2020 Tom Li

Google mobility report shows tanking foot traffic across Canada

By tracking smartphone location data in February and March, Google has revealed insights into how social distancing has affected the public's travel behaviour across the world. Designed as a tool to shed light

Published on: April 7th, 2020 Tom Li

A quick guide for businesses navigating Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been an easy time for Canadian businesses as the first major wave of layoffs occurred this week. In hopes of mitigating the negative economic effects, Canada's Prime Minister,

Published on: March 23rd, 2020 Buckley Smith

Bell petition to cabinet: cheaper wholesale internet ‘yield no real benefits for Canadians’

Bell Canada has filed a petition to the cabinet in its latest effort to overturn the new internet wholesale rates set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The petition called for

Published on: November 15th, 2019 Tom Li

City of Ottawa to launch 311 AI chatbot powered by Microsoft’s Power Virtual Agent

ORLANDO --- The city of Ottawa has announced a new plan to pilot Microsoft’s Power Virtual Agent to increase the accessibility of its 311 services. Built in collaboration with Microsoft, Ottawa will begin

Published on: November 6th, 2019 Tom Li

CIRA calls for federal parties to support an open Canadian Internet

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the non-profit organization that oversees all .ca domain names, published its new vision for the future internet in Canada. “We believe strongly that the future of the

Published on: September 20th, 2019 Tom Li

3 lessons from Canada’s public service approach to creating a digital workforce

The Canadian federal government is attempting to implement a strategy to incorporate a more digitally-inclined workforce, and there are lessons to be learned for other organizations trying to do the same. A whitepaper

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadian Government’s Future Skills Council to address workforce gaps and trends

During an announcement last week at Ryerson University, Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu and Finance Minister Bill Morneau made the long-awaited announcement that Ryerson University will be the home of

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

City of Markham and Bell partner for smart city initiative

The City of Markham has announced plans to integrate Bell's Smart City platform, a collection of interconnected Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and technologies. Markham will use the platform's IoT applications to monitor

Published on: February 7th, 2019 Tom Li

Federal government announces $750,000 to teach digital literacy to Canadians in Mississauga, Brampton

Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) today announced a $750,000 investment to help Canadians in Mississauga and Brampton learn fundamental digital skills. The investment is part of the Government

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Canada’s new drone safety regulations require registration and certification

Transport Canada has announced that as of June 1st, anyone flying a drone is required to register their drone and obtain a pilot certificate. According to a press release, the new rules apply

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Stephen Harper calls for Canada to ban Huawei on Fox News

In an appearance on Fox News, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged Canada and western countries to exclude Huawei from their development of the 5G network standard. "When I was in government, we

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Tom Li