CALGARY – Would you sign on to a Wi-Fi service that promised to maliciously steal your data?
That’s what dozens of people at an Ottawa communications conference unwittingly agreed to this week when they signed a free Wi-Fi waiver, with the alarming clause inserted to emphasize the importance of consciously reviewing terms of service.
CALGARY – The records of Canadians who use PayPal business accounts to make and receive payments will soon be in the hands of the federal government’s tax-collecting agency.
The online payments company said Wednesday it has been given 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders and the amount and number of payments they paid or received between Jan. 1, 2014, and last Friday to the Canada Revenue Agency.
VANCOUVER – The Trudeau government is formally offering helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of soldiers for UN peacekeeping — though it will be months before Canadians know when and where they will go.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unveiling the planned contributions at a high-level summit today in Vancouver, including millions of dollars to increase the role of women in peacekeeping.
TORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.
While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.
OTTAWA – Ottawa filed a lawsuit against the owners of a broken rail line in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, hours after the company said it would file a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The legal salvos are the latest in a battle over the damaged track that is the only land link to Churchill, a town of 900 on the western coast of Hudson Bay.
TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.
A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.