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Ottawa Requests Wireless Providers to Lower PriceS

Canadian government says that it now requires cell phone companies like Rogers, Bell and Telus to lower its cell phone bill by 25% within the next 2 years or face consequences. Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep Bains says that unlimited talk-and-text plans that offer two gigabytes, four gigabytes and six gigabytes of data need to … Continue reading Ottawa Requests Wireless Providers to Lower PriceS

Foodora’s Couriers To Unionize in Ontario

Part time delivery employees at Foodora, online food delivery company, have decided to unionize. The Ontario Labour Relations Board said today that since Foodora part time employees are dependent contractors they can unionize. Until today, Foodora employees were considered independent contractors, and had no legal right to unionize and did not have the same benefits … Continue reading Foodora’s Couriers To Unionize in Ontario

UPDATED: Canadian Privacy Agency to Investigate US Facial Recognition Firm

Update #1: The company in this story, Clearview AI, has just been hacked and more than 2,200 organizations spanning law enforcement to universities have their information accessed. Clearview has clients such as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Macy’s, Best Buy. In Canada multiple police agencies have used them such … Continue reading UPDATED: Canadian Privacy Agency to Investigate US Facial Recognition Firm

CRTC To Regulate Tech Firms like Facebook and Google in Canada

Canadian government is set to introduce a new law, where it will give special powers to CRTC, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications, to regular tech companies in Canada. Government said that it will provide updates to the new legislation, to give more power to CRTC, which will include letting CRTC issue licences, fine companies that do … Continue reading CRTC To Regulate Tech Firms like Facebook and Google in Canada

Software Developers’ Salaries in Toronto are Rising Fast

As reported by Wall Street Journal, salaries for software developers outside of Silicon Valley are rising fast. This is due to the fact that the companies are expending outside of Silicon Valley and bidding up the software developers’ salaries. For example, average salaries in Silicon Valley for 2018 were around $220,000 Canadian dollars, increasing 6% … Continue reading Software Developers’ Salaries in Toronto are Rising Fast

Google to Hire Up To 5,000 Employees in Canada

Google has announced last week that it will be adding three times more employees than they have now in Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo – Kitchener, Ontario. Google hopes to get the hires in within the next few years. Each location will get a new office. Kitchener is expected to have the largest number of employees … Continue reading Google to Hire Up To 5,000 Employees in Canada