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Feds put $500K toward privacy program for driverless cars

telecom | 06/25/2018 4:06 pm EDT

The federal government is infusing the University of Alberta with $500,000 for a pilot on enhanced privacy for connected and autonomous car communications. The government’s goal is to “help address technical, policy and regulatory issues related” to the technology, a Monday press release said. The funding is part of the government’s $2.9-million program called Advance Connectivity and Automation in the Transportation System, which looks to help jurisdictions across the country prepare for the next generation of transportation. That funding includes support for research,...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift funding away from the Broadcast Participation Fund (BPF), the organization that helps bring consumer interests in front of the commission has filed its first registrations to lobby the regulator and the...

Autonomous car drives politicians around the Hill

telecom | 09/20/2017 5:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau told reporters that the government is working on putting...

Notice-and-notice effect on piracy unclear ahead of copyright review

Media | 03/13/2017 8:39 pm EDT

As the federal government gears up to review the Copyright Act later this year, information about the rate of piracy in Canada remains elusive, two full years since the implementation of the...

Could telecom be next after new airline foreign ownership rules?

telecom | 11/08/2016 9:58 pm EST

Industry watchers said last week’s announcement by the federal government that it was loosening foreign ownership rules for Canadian airlines probably isn’t indicative of a coming shift...

Parliamentary secretary sorry for CRTC letter: report

Media | 08/25/2016 6:25 pm EDT

A parliamentary secretary has apologized after sending a letter of support for BCE Inc.’s licence renewal application, the Canadian Press reported Thursday. Kate Young, Liberal representative for a London, Ont....