Ontario suffers wide disparities in school’s IT resources: Auditor General

Ontario's Ministry of Education is failing to provide students with consistent access to computers and lacks proper security training and practices to protect the personal information of students, according to the Auditor General

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ex-McGuinty aide gets four months in jail for deleting gas plant emails

David Livingston, chief of staff for ex-Liberal Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, has been sentenced to four months in jail for illegally deleting emails related to the cancellation of two Ontario gas plants in

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Ontario’s pay transparency bill; the highest-paying tech jobs; Flow

Ontario introduces new legislation aimed at trimming the gender pay gap. A huge study of tech jobs reveals who’s getting paid the most. And a new app for project management geeks. https://twitter.com/karynbyrne/status/971032901239361537 Trending

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s digital officer modernizing government one service at a time

Ontario’ first chief digital officer has been on the job since April and has spent the first several months slowly chipping away at the government’s old legacy services. Hillary Hartley has been tasked

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Big banks and telcos backing $185 M supercluster bid for national digital identity system

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported $485 million in funding committed to the project. The correct number is $185 million.  Identification systems have been based on face-to-face interactions and on

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ontario announces first Chief Digital Officer

The Ontario government is bolstering its digital profile with its latest hire. The province announced on Mar. 27 that it has appointed Hillary Hartley as Ontario’s first Chief Digital Office (CDO), in an

Published on: March 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The Beer Store replaces ‘Beer Wall’ with digital kiosks

With the May 24 weekend that is the unofficial kickoff to summer having just passed us by, many Ontarians likely had their first encounter with The Beer Store's new digital approach to browsing

Published on: May 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Regulation? Bring it on, says Uber Canada

Just hours after Toronto averted a cab strike of Kobe Bryant-sized proportions, a top Uber Canada executive said the company actually welcomes calls to regulate ride sharing. Following a panel discussion at Ryerson

Published on: February 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

Keep your premium low – don’t be a schmo

As you head into the new year, you may be looking to renew your insurance and here is something you should watch for: the schmo tax! That’s what people are calling insurers’ practice

Published on: January 20th, 2016 Monica Goyal

E-signatures now accepted in Ontario real estate deals

This is the first week of e-signatures being an accepted way to close a deal on a new home in Ontario, as an update to the province's real estate law took effect. According

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Ontario legal deadlines are nearing for accessible communications – are your documents ready?

The Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) deadlines on communication supports for the visually impaired are fast approaching for Canadian firms operating in Ontario. We need to address that, says senior product manager, Phil

Published on: January 26th, 2015 ITBusiness Staff

MaRS’ economic impact claims under fire from the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star says it has found some inconsistencies in MaRS Discovery District's claims about how it helps startups succeed. On Thursday, the Star ran a story by reporter Kenyon Wallace saying the

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Candice So

Exit interview: Ann Cavoukian leaves privacy watch dog role to lead Ryerson’s big data institute

In the 15 years that Ann Cavoukian has been the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, the very definition of privacy itself has evolved with the digital age. Cavoukian is the first commissioner to

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Political staff should be punished for deleting records: Privacy Commissioner

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 3:57 PM ET. Ontario's top government leaders and their staff should be bound by law to ensure records are maintained

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson