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Google searches for allies in fight against news compensation bill

Internet and Governance | 10/18/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google was an island of defiance in a sea of praise for Bill C-18, the government’s legislation to force large platforms to support the news industry. The...

Google exec outlines privacy measures in new contact-tracing API

telecom | 05/22/2020 2:54 pm EDT

Colin McKay, head of public policy and government relations for Canada for Alphabet Inc.’s Google, told the House industry committee that Google and Apple Inc. have designed their new application programming interface (API) for tracing exposure to COVID-19 to avoid...

International legislators flag regulatory options for data giants

Media | 05/29/2019 6:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA - Legislators on Tuesday gave some sense of what regulatory options...

Ethics committee grills Google over political ads decision

Media | 05/10/2019 2:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — In an at-times tense hearing of the House of Commons ethics committee, executives from the Canada office of Alphabet Inc.’s Google made the case that the company was technologically...

Google won’t run political ads in 2019 election

Media | 03/05/2019 4:01 pm EST

Alphabet Inc.’s search giant Google plans to ban political advertising from its platforms during the next federal election campaign in Canada, following the introduction of tougher political advertising transparency rules by...

Google Canada on the defense over Google+, Sidewalk Labs

Media | 10/23/2018 5:57 pm EDT

Colin McKay, head of public policy and government relations for Alphabet...

MPs hear about ‘surveillance capitalism,’ Google data use

Media | 05/11/2018 11:32 am EDT

OTTAWA — Two sides of the data-use debate squared off at the House ethics committee Thursday, with the Canadian head of public policy at Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Colin McKay, justifying his company’s treatment of data while ex-tech CEO Jim Balsillie spoke about the...

Public conversation needed on right to be forgotten: Google Canada

Media | 06/02/2017 12:53 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Before any right to be forgotten rules are instituted in Canada, there needs to be a fulsome public discussion, Colin McKay, head of public policy and government relations at Alphabet...

Frédéric Boulanger new ITAC chairman

telecom | 07/15/2016 5:36 pm EDT

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) said in a press release Friday that Macadamian Technologies president Frédéric Boulanger will be its new chairman of the board, replacing Softchoice president and CEO David MacDonald. “As ITAC’s Chair, Fred will continue to set...