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Looking Down Under for a Roadmap to Innovation

Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 6, 2016 as Looking Down Under for a Roadmap to Innovation From the moment that the Liberal government renamed Industry Canada as Innovation, Science, and Economic Development it sent a clear signal that innovation is a top policy priority. Indeed, in recent months […]

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June 6, 2016 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Telecom Transparency Reporting Guidelines Need Clarity

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 30, 2016 as Telecom Transparency Reporting Guidelines Need Clarity Canadian telecom company privacy practices were back in the spotlight this month with the release of a transparency report from Rogers Communications. The report provides new insights into how much – or how little […]

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May 30, 2016 2 comments Columns Archive

Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2016 as Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership? The government’s public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent weeks as a growing number of people speak out on the agreement. […]

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May 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Rejecting Bell’s Broadband Fight Sends a Clear Signal

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 16, 2016 as Rejecting Bell’s Broadband Fight Sends a Clear Signal For the first six months of the new Liberal government, telecom watchers were unsure about whether Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, would maintain the pro-consumer and competition […]

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May 17, 2016 1 comment Columns Archive

Forget a Netflix Tax. Here’s How to Shake Up Canada’s Culture

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 9, 2016 as Forget a Netflix Tax. Here’s How to Shake Up Canada’s Culture Canadian Heritage Minister MĂ©lanie Joly’s digital CanCon consultation is likely to spark calls from the cultural establishment for new levies and taxes to fund the creation of domestic content. […]

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May 10, 2016 2 comments Columns Archive