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Dozens of MP’s online accounts appeared in data breaches

| 03/18/2019 5:41 pm EDT

Nearly a hundred emails for members of parliament — among them eight direct-to-MP emails — have been recorded in various data breaches dating back years, an analysis done by the Wire Report revealed. That includes some 87 general email accounts for members of...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on the issue of net neutrality, even as two members of his caucus — both former Industry ministers — are publicly disagreeing on the question. On Saturday, Innovation critic Maxime Bernier tweeted...

PM outlines new parliamentary committee to oversee security agencies

telecom | 11/06/2017 5:33 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a new National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians in a press release on Monday. This new body will “have the...

Federal gov’t investigating source of IMSI catchers on Parliament Hill

telecom | 04/04/2017 8:25 pm EDT

The IMSI catchers found to be in use in Ottawa around Parliament Hill are not being operated by a Canadian agency and an investigation has been launched to find the culprits, Public Safety Minister...

Digital economy strategy finalized and ready for release, sources say

Media | 01/30/2014 9:52 pm EST

The federal government has finalized its long-awaited digital economy strategy and could release the policy as early as next month, sources familiar with the government’s plans said. Three people contacted by The Wire Report this month confirmed a formal digital economy plan has been finalized after more than...

CRTC says consumers can cancel wireless contracts after two years, no fees

telecom | 06/03/2013 2:08 pm EDT

Canadian wireless consumers can cancel long-term wireless contracts with mobile phone providers after two years without any cancellation fees, the CRTC said in new wireless code of conduct...

Federal Court overturns government’s approval of Globalive

telecom | 02/04/2011 10:30 pm EST

A Federal Court of Canada ruling that said the government erred in approving Globalive Wireless Management Corp. as a telecommunications carrier will not affect the company’s operations, Globalive chairman Anthony Lacavera said Friday. “We won’t let this be a set-back for wireless competition in Canada and are consulting with our advisors to determine our next steps,” Lacavera said in a release. On Friday, the Federal Court struck down a decision by the Conservative government to allow Globalive to enter the telecommunications market in late 2009. “The Governor in...