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RCMP looking to expand its digital policing services

telecom | 09/22/2021 6:37 pm EDT

The RCMP is seeking to expand its digital policing services, months after the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) found that it violated the law by using mass surveillance technology. The RCMP intends to award two contracts -- each for three years plus two one-year...

StatCan looks to include digitization with new well-being measurements

Media | 07/12/2021 4:50 pm EDT

According to a Statistics Canada study, in order to better measure the well-being or quality of life and progress of nations, digitization needs to be taken into account, among other trends, in “a need to move beyond GDP.” “Many countries are moving beyond just the measurement and monitoring of indicators to a more fulsome integration of quality of life into the policy process. The Government of Canada is moving in a similar direction,” StatCan wrote in its study which took place...

Heritage working groups examining regulation of online content

Media | 07/30/2019 3:17 pm EDT

Heritage Canada has commissioned seven working groups that are looking at...

Competition Bureau adds new digital enforcement officer post

Media | 07/02/2019 4:22 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has created a new chief digital enforcement officer position and has appointed George McDonald, currently a senior account leader at IBM Corp., to the role.  Effective...

CRTC asks whether streaming spending should count toward CPE

Media | 03/28/2019 5:16 pm EDT

The CRTC wants to update both its Canadian Programming Expenditure policy and its annual broadcasting survey to reflect the growth of streaming and other digital options and is asking for input on how...

CRTC outlines potential moves on Harnessing Change suggestions

Media | 09/06/2018 5:41 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday it is considering taking action on potential changes it outlined in a May report looking at programming distribution models. The Harnessing Change report recommended a number...

Canada touts wins on copyright, culture in TPP deal

Media | 01/24/2018 3:17 pm EST

The Canadian government announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with 10 other countries taking part in the negotiations of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). It said it had achieved concessions on issues including intellectual property and cultural protection in the agreement formerly known as the TPP. The news followed a meeting in Tokyo earlier this week, and a years-long negotiation process that began under the previous Conservative government and saw the United States withdraw from the agreement a year ago. “On culture,...