Thursday, December 3

Navdeep Bains

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Proposed privacy bill promises transparency for Canadians and heavy penalties for organizations

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has presented the proposal Digital letter implementation law to modernize Canadian privacy laws. Bains pointed out at a press conference that the law will give Canadians greater control over their data and provide transparency on how companies handle personal information. The new legislation creates a new Consumer Privacy Protection Act, which eliminates the electronic documents section of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). If the bill passes, companies could face fines of up to five percent of their revenue or $ 25 million, whichever is greater, for serious crimes. Bains declared that these would be the "strongest fines among the G7". The law gives the privacy commissioner powers to make orders, including th...
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The government launches the Universal Broadband Fund, adds $ 750 million in financing

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced additional funding of $ 750 million for the government's Universal Broadband Fund, which now stands at $ 1.75 billion. The government has indicated that it plans to connect 98 percent of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026 and 100 percent by 2030. This additional funding is in addition to the $ 1 billion announced in the 2019 budget and is intended to help promote infrastructure projects with partners such as the Infrastructure Bank of Canada. “Our government is launching the Universal Broadband Fund to connect all Canadians to high-speed internet. This fund will be used to build infrastructure across the country, especially in rural communities, ”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tol...
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Canadian carriers marginally lower mid-range plan prices according to government report

The government has published its second quarterly report Track the progress of your commitment to reduce the cost of wireless plans in the 2GB to 6GB range by 25 percent over the next two years. The report indicates that prices for mid-range plans have fallen between 8 and 10 percent in certain provinces during the quarter relative to the reference price, mainly due to promotional prices. For context, the reference price, or the price at which the 25 percent reduction will apply, is based on prices advertised on company websites in early 2020 for postpaid, bring your own device (BYOD) , unlimited talk and text 4G / LTE plans in the range of 2 to 6GB. In most provinces, prices for 2GB plans have fallen 10 percent relative to the reference price. Prices for 4GB plans have fallen by n...
GM Canada Celebrates One Million Masks Made at Oshawa Operations – Canadian Auto World
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GM Canada Celebrates One Million Masks Made at Oshawa Operations – Canadian Auto World

GM Canada’s Oshawa Operations welcomed the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement to help celebrate the one-millionth mask produced out of the Canadian Mask Making (CMM) room for the Government of Canada. This is the first millionth milestone in the journey to 10 million masks. “Thank you to our government for their leadership and partnership as we work towards producing 10 million masks,” said Scott Bell, GM Canada president and managing director. “Today marks a significant milestone and we’re proud to do our part to help keep Canadians safer.” The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Industry, Science and Innovation said, “Congratulations to GM Canada on the production of one ...