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Technology changes to be studied by all-party caucus in Parliament

Internet and Governance | 06/16/2023 5:05 pm EDT

The rapid pace of change in the technology sector has led a group of Parliamentarians to form an emerging technology caucus where members of all parties can learn about the brave new world. The caucus was the brainchild of Alberta Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner who tweeted out the idea and was flooded with responses. Liberal MP Anthony Housefather was...

Canadians broadly supportive of COVID-19 tracing apps: survey

telecom | 05/08/2020 5:41 pm EDT

Some eight in 10 Canadians support the use of wireless data to track the spread of COVID-19, and 65 per cent of Canadians think it should be mandatory, according to a survey released by three federal senators.  The survey — commissioned by senators Colin Deacon, Donna Dasko and Rosemary Moodie; and conducted by University of Toronto professor and Public Policy Forum fellow Peter Loewen — also found that some 90 percent of Canadians believe that it will be necessary to continue "ongoing" contact tracing in the absence of a vaccine.  Some 87 per cent of Canadians think that the...