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Q&A: Does the U.S. need a data privacy law? Special

Waterloo - The new European data privacy law has significant implications for businesses and consumers, changing the way data is stored and accessed. Do other high income countries, like the U.S., need something similar? Teresa Scassa discusses.

Q&A: Data ownership conundrum in the data driven world Special

Waterloo - As data driven economies rapidly rise, so do serious questions about who owns data and what ownership entails. Teresa Scassa, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation provides some insights.

Innovative computer science degree program launched

Toronto - The cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, Shopify has partnered with Toronto's York University to expand its innovative computer science program called Dev Degree.

NAFTA talks likely to continue on sidelines of UN meeting: Trudeau

Montr - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday it was "very likely" that informal talks aimed at renewing the North American Free Trade Agreement would continue on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York over the next sever...

Women foreign ministers promise fresh perspective

Montr - Female foreign ministers meeting for the first summit of its kind vowed Saturday to bring a "women's perspective" to foreign policy.

First ever GDPR notice issued to firm linked to Brexit

London - A data firm based in Canada, which acted on behalf of the Vote Leave campaign (which is seeking to promote the U.K.'s impending exit from the European Union), has been hit with the first ever GDPR notice in relation to U.K. activities.

Investigating the relationship between AI and humanity

Toronto - LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has made a large donation to university. The funding creates a new academic post to investigate the relationship between artificial intelligence and humanity.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Montr - Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

Coincapital opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Toronto - Coinsquare has announced the launch of a new subsidiary called Coincapital and registration of Coincapital by the Ontario Securities Commission. The launch has been marked by Coinsquare representatives ringing the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Amnesty decries over-the-top security at 2018 G7 summit

Montr - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Canadian authorities of heavy-handedness and rights violations including "unjust arrests and detentions" at the G7 summit in La Malbaie, Quebec in June.

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

Montr - Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.

'More work' to get a continental trade deal: Trudeau

Ottawa - There is still a way to go to reach a new North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada's prime minister said Wednesday, brushing off US pressure for a quick deal as high-level talks resumed in Washington.

Canada trade minister pushes quick ratification of trade deal with Asia Pacific

Ottawa - Canada's trade minister on Monday signalled that the government will push ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership quickly through parliament, as stalled North American free trade talks have raised concerns it could lose its privileged access to t...

WADA committee member quits in wake of Russia ban decision

Montr - Olympic champion Beckie Scott resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency committee which recommended ending Russia's drug suspension on Saturday as the global watchdog defended its handling of the case.

Smartphone-powered ultrasound machine developed

A new scientific breakthrough from Canadian researchers has paved the way for a smartphone-powered $100 ultrasound machine. This could considerably lower the costs of ultrasound scanners.

WADA to reinstate Russia after doping suspension: statement

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency has been given the green light to lift its ban on Russia's drug-tainted testing authority after a recommendation from investigators, the global doping watchdog said Friday.

Belugas adopt toothy whale lost in Canadian waters

Ottawa - A lonely narwhal that strayed far from its Arctic habitat has apparently found a new family in a pod of belugas in Canada's Saint Lawrence River, a marine conservation group said Thursday.

In Canada, 28-year-old immigrant wins lottery — twice

Montr - A young west African immigrant who moved to Canada two years ago has hit the lottery jackpot -- twice.Melhig Melhig, 28, won two scratch-off games in the space of five months. Total winnings? CAN $3.5 million (US $2.7 million).

Carell, Chalamet hunt Oscars with 'Beautiful Boy'

Toronto - A father's anguished struggle to save his son from a deadly drug dependence in "Beautiful Boy" stirred Oscar buzz for stars Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet at its Toronto film festival premiere over the weekend.

Canada's woman in Washington: Chrystia Freeland

Ottawa - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, an outspoken former journalist, is a combative negotiator with a clear goal: to use good relations with Washington to successfully negotiate a new North American Free Trade deal.
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