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Online teaching resources out of reach for many rural families

 Mia Urquhart 5 hrs ago  Mispec mom Jessica Doyle listened with interest when education officials suggested a whole host of online resources to help students continue learning at home.  As an artist, she loved the idea of taking a virtual tour of a museum with her two young girls.  But the reality is that it’s not […]

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A broadcasting and telecom report, and the government’s Digital Charter, touch on similar areas of our communications systems. Will the visions clash?

February 6, 2020  With the release of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review’s (BTLR) final report last week, Canada now has two regulatory visions for the future of its communication systems. Before the election, the Trudeau government launched its Digital Charter – a commitment reaffirmed in the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry’s mandate letter with the express goal to “establish a new […]

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Data-driven elections: Implications and Challenges

Colin J. Bennett, Department of political science, University of Victoria, Canada, [email protected] Lyon, Department of sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, [email protected] PUBLISHED ON: 31 Dec 2019 DOI: 10.14763/2019.4.1433 ABSTRACT There is a pervasive assumption that elections can be won and lost on the basis of which candidate or party has the better data on the preferences and behaviour of the electorate. But there are myths and realities […]

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Canadian Committement to full Internet Access by 2030

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Mandate Letter Dear Ms. McKenna: Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. On Election Day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs and fight climate […]

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Closing BC’s Indigenous Internet Gap

Up to two-thirds of First Nations communities still lack basic access. To fix that requires more than piecemeal solutions, says one advocate. Thanks to a new law implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, British Columbia is now legally required to protect and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ human rights. But — like most UN-recognized […]

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Canadian Digital Charter

OTTAWA—The federal government’s new “digital charter” will emphasize Canadians’ control over their own personal information and promises “strong enforcement” of transnational internet giants that break the law. https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/05/21/new-digital-charter-to-emphasize-canadians-control-over-personal-data.html The Liberal government will not take any immediate steps to impose regulation on companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, according to a copy of the digital charter […]