Universal Broadband Fund to improve internet access in Wahnapitae

Wahnapitae First Nation residents will soon have high-speed internet access funded through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF). Blue Sky Net, part of the Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation, last week announced that it

Published on: January 25th, 2021 Tom Li

FedDev Ontario announces over $6.5 million in support for women in advanced manufacturing and digital technology

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) today announced a three-year investment of over $6.5 million for the Hamilton Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA Hamilton) to address critical labour gaps

Published on: December 16th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Ottawa and Queen’s Park launch $57.6M program to help small businesses boost online sales

The Ontario government is teaming up with the federal government to launch a $57.6 million program aimed at helping approximately 30,000 small businesses in the province boost their online sales during the pandemic.

Published on: June 11th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canada still lacks cybersecurity ‘street smarts’ says CIRA director

While the federal government combats hostile foreign intelligence services seeking the country’s biggest secrets, hackers and fraudsters are keen on cashing in on the fear the novel coronavirus has created, targeting both individuals

Published on: May 25th, 2020 Alex Coop

Expert says CRTC’s data plan proposals for telcos are ‘misguided’

This week, the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission has been holding a review with major Canadian network operators to discuss the affordability and state of competition of the mobile domain in Canada. Between

Published on: February 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Trudeau government pushes streaming giants to support Canadian content

Released this week, a report commissioned by the federal government in 2018 suggests U.S. tech companies, including Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, should collect the same taxes as those collected by Canadian companies, and

Published on: January 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Federal government launches cybersecurity certification program for SMBs

The federal government on Monday launched the long-awaited cybersecurity certification for small and mid-sized businesses in hopes of increasing the attention SMBs pay to cybersecurity as well as increasing the confidence of online

Published on: August 13th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Montreal wins $50 million from federal government in Smart Cities Challenge

Montreal has a $50 million more budget to put towards its smart city plan today. Infrastructure Canada today announced the winners of its Smart Cities Challenge, a competition open to all Canadian municipalities,

Published on: May 15th, 2019 Lynn Greiner

Federal government announces investments into innovation and growth within tech industry

The Canadian federal government announced a $52.4 million investment into a growth and innovation network Tuesday to help businesses scale up; signaling its support for the growing tech industry in Canada. The investment,

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Joyce Murray is Minister of Digital Government; ‘Delete Facebook’ says WhatsApp cofounder; automation will take more women’s jobs

Canada has a new minister of digital government, again. You won’t believe who’s telling you to delete Facebook now. And just when you think we’ve overcome the patriarchy, another reason that women will

Published on: March 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson

ITAC puts forth suggestions for ICT industry in 2019 federal budget

The Canadian federal government is tabling the 2019 budget on March 19 and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has addressed some serious concerns in its pre-budget submission that it believes would

Published on: March 14th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government of Canada launches Job Banks mobile app

The Government of Canada's job searching website is taking a step into the modern age, with the announcement that Job Bank will now be available as a mobile app. "Canadians need access to

Published on: November 8th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Shopify’s Tobias Lütke and other tech CEOs chart a path to scaling up Canada’s faltering digital economy

A group of Canada's digital economy luminaries say the country needs to double the number of billion-dollar digital firms here by 2025, in a new report released Tuesday. The Digital Industries Economic Strategy

Published on: September 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson