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Trudeau Promises To Cut Cell Phones Bills by 25%

If you have traveled around the world , you probably know, that in Canada we have one of the most expensive cell phone bills on the planet.

Justin Trudeau came to the rescue last week saying that if reelected he will cut the cell phone bills by 25% in the next 4 years.

As Canadians, we pay some of the highest prices in the world for cell phone services, while Canadian Telecom companies are among the most profitable in the developed world.

To help lower monthly cell phone bills and bring costs in line with what people pay in other countries, we will move forward with cutting the cost of these services by 25 per cent in the next two years by using the government’s regulatory powers,saving an average middle class family of four nearly $1,000 per year.

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Liberal Party of Canada

NDP has also proposed the idea of capping internet and cell phone bills if elected.

Robert Ghiz, president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, has mentioned to CBC, that cell phone bills have already been reduced by 30% in the last 3 years and continue going down.

He warned not to put caps on prices of internet and cell phone bills.

As we enter a world of 5G, it is critical that we encourage investment in network technology, the backbone of the Canadian economy. We need to balance driving affordability with investing long-term so Canadians continue to enjoy world-class networks

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Robert Ghiz

CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Facebook Scolds Canada

Canadian regulators said that Facebook’s weak privacy protection was to blame for millions of users’ data being exposed.

Canadian privacy commissionaire said that Facebook broke national and provincial regulations when it came to sharing user data with third parties.

Facebook flat-out refused to agree with the Canadian government’s legal findings and refused audits of its privacy procedures.

Daniel Therrien, The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, told New York Times:

“They told us outright that they do not agree with our legal findings. I find that absolutely untenable that a company can tell a regulator that it does not respect its findings.”

Therrien said that they will be taking Facebook to Canadian federal court but he acknowledges that even if Facebook is found guilty due to Canadian law system , it might only be fined few thousand dollars.

Facebook was not happy with Therrien’s announcement and released the following statement:

“After many months of good-faith cooperation and lengthy negotiations, we are disappointed. There’s no evidence that Canadians’ data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, and we’ve made dramatic improvements to our platform to protect people’s personal information.”

While Canada might impose penalties against Facebook in the future there are most likely be puny when compares to up to $5 billion dollars that might be imposed against them by Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations.

Therrien said he is not happy with a current system and is worried because some 622,000 Canadians may have been affected by personal data exposure. Therrien said that he wants better privacy laws in Canada as well as a way for regulators penalize companies.

Canada never adopted stiff penalties like many other European countries.

15 Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs To Follow on Twitter

Recently, we showed you the top Canadian tech accounts on LinkedIn to follow if you want an inside look at the tech startup industry in Canada. Now, we’re focusing on the best and boldest tech experts that Tweet tips from across the country.

Follow these legendary pioneers in business and technology and your newsfeed will fill with riches, how to make it in business, and things you should or should not do. You’ll finally be that much closer to making your millions. American dream is alive and well but has moved north to Canada.

Here are our 15 favourite Canadian tech entrepreneurs on Twitter.

LP Maurice / Montreal, NYC
CEO & Co-founder of travel startup @Busbud. Entrepreneur, traveler, maker. Blog: @ASwellBlog.

 

Ian Jeffrey / Montreal
Father. Husband. Marketer. Speaker. Foodie. HABS fan. GM & CPO of True Key. Co-Founder of MTLinTECH & FounderFuel.

 

Tobi Lütke / Canada
Verified account @tobi @Shopify CEO by day, Dad in the evening, hacker at night. – Rails Core alumni; Author of ActiveMerchant, Liquid. Comprehensivist

https://twitter.com/tobi/status/831974361376686081

 

Stewart Butterfield / West coast
Slack boss • Flickr co-founder • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ • I’m trying my hardest!

 

Robert Herjavec / Wherever I need to be.
Dad, Husband, Founder & CEO of global cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group, Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Author

 

Ryan Holmes / YVR/SFO/NYC
Entrepreneur, investor, future enthusiast, inventor, hacker. Lover of dogs, owls and outdoor pursuits. Founder and CEO of Hootsuite.

 

Darrell Etherington / Toronto, ON
Transportation and automotive reporter at TechCrunch

 

Allen Lau / Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
Married2 @MrsEvaLau. @Wattpad CEO/cofounder. 3x entrepreneur. Two Small Fish Ventures cofounder. Jesus follwr. I luv wattpadding,gadgets,cars&making new things.

 

Shahrzad Rafati / Vancouver, Canada
<em?Founder and CEO @BroadbandTV – Avid about job creation, entrepreneurism, critical & creative thinking, and healthy lifestyles.

 

Andrew Casale – Toronto / New York
President & CEO of Index Exchange, sarcastic, sometimes thoughtful, ad tech exec Toronto / New York

 

Eva Lau / Canada
Co-founder of Two Small Fish Ventures, former Head of Community of @Wattpad. Married to @allenlau and most importantly, I’m a mom 🙂

 

Ted Livingston
Founder and CEO of @Kik

 

Michael Litt
CEO at @vidyard & loving it. Interested in video? What about the rise of the machines? How has technology allowed you to be more human?

Shaliza Somani / Toronto, Ontario
Shaliza Somani is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience specializing in internet marketing, business development and operations management.

 

Allan Wille / Ottawa, Canada
Father of two, husband, and CEO at Klipfolio. Cyclist, designer, optimist, and generalist.

 

These 30 Rare Photos Of Canada Startup Offices Will Mesmerize You

Most corporate offices are made up of fluorescent lights, bare beige walls, dated technology, and the dreaded cube farm. But some companies—like Hootsuite, Unbounce and 500px—offer employees much more creative, colorful and conducive workspaces.

You can see 30 photos of Canadian top startups and the culture that they reflect.

Vancouver Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard
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Hoothq kissed by morning sun. #hootsuitelife

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Toronto 500px, The Premier Photography Community

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Time is free, but priceless. ⏳

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Visiting the @500px HQ!

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Inside @500px Office #vscocam

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Vancouver Unbounce, lets marketers build, publish and test landing pages without IT or software
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Waterloo Kik, proprietary instant messenger software application (app) for mobile devices
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Montreal Plotly, modern platform for agile business intelligence and data science

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#plotcon Chelsea Douglas talk

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Montreal Frank and Oak, Premium men’s and womenswear
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Clean up day

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Toronto Uberflip , makes content perform by giving marketers the metrics they need to provide a tailored content experience 
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Montreal BusBud, worldwide bus and coach travel company

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Top 15 Canadian Tech Influencers to Follow On LinkedIn

Most of tech super stars come from the United States, but there are some who brave or used to brave the cold north of the border in Canada. A lot of them still continue to live and work in Canada. Some of them moved have moved to the US: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New York.

See our list of top influencers. Make sure to follow them today. Click on their LinkedIn profile (and then follow once there).

Tobias Lütke
Tobias Lütke is CEO and co-founder of Shopify, the marquee shopping cart system of the e-commerce industry. As a programmer Tobi has served on the core team of the Ruby on Rails framework and has created many popular open source libraries such as the Typo weblog engine, Liquid and Active Merchant.

Randy Blumer
Online poker software developer for subscription based play for fun poker sites PlanetPoker.com and SkillRide.com

Allen Lau
Wattpad’s CEO and co-founder. 3x entrepreneur. Failed the first one. Sold the second one. Singing amazing grace in the third one.

Tim Bray
Tim Bray co-invented the XML web standard and now works for Amazon

Ryan Holmes
A serial entrepreneur, Ryan Holmes started his first business in high school, ultimately opening a string of ventures – from a pizza restaurant to a digital media agency – before starting Hootsuite in 2008. As founder and CEO, he has helped grow Hootsuite into the world’s most widely used social relationship platform, with 10-million-plus users, including 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

William Mougayar
Uniquely versed and experienced in the North American startup ecosystem via networked relationships with VC’s, startups, founders and influencers.

Rahul Sood
Founder of VoodooPC, luxury PC maker. CEO and founder of Unikrn, a gaming and eSports company based in Seattle.

Stephen Elop
Elop has a computer engineering degree—from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Was president and CEO of Nokia as well as Microsoft.

Andy Yang
Founder at 500px. The premier community for inspiring photography.

Mike Lazaridis
Greek – Canadian. Co-founder of Research in Motion / Blackberry. Investing heavily into Waterloo Ontario region

Ted Livingston
Founder and CEO of Kik. Kik Messenger is a proprietary instant messenger software application (app) for mobile devices.

Ethan Song
He is the CEO and Co-founder FRANK & OAK where he handles the member shopping experience, products development, marketing and sales.

Howard Lindzon
In 2008 Lindzon co-founded StockTwits, and is Chairman today. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by Fast Company and one of the “50 best websites” by Time.

James Gosling
Father of Java. Working at Liquid Robotics – Hacking ocean-going robots and housing their data in a cloud. Is he related to Ryan Gosling? No, they are not! James Gosling is a world renowned computer scientist, better known as the Father of Java programming language, while Ryan Gosling is a famous Hollywood actor, director and screenwriter. However, they both are Canadians, so they are related in some aspect.

Anyone we missed let us know in the comment section below.