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Statscan Data Points to Canada’s Growing Digital Divide

Statistics Canada released its bi-ennial Internet use survey last week and while much of the immediate reaction focused on the continuing growth of Internet use (due largely to increased usage by those aged 65 and older), my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues the bigger story is the ongoing Canadian digital divide that confirms the strong link between household income and Internet use.

Statscan reports that 83 per cent of Canadians use the Internet, yet a closer examination of the data reveals a significant gap that is closely correlated to income. Moreover, the data also shows that Canada’s high wireless prices now play a role in the digital divide, with only a quarter of lower-income Canadians using Internet wireless services.

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November 5, 2013 5 comments Columns

Statscan Data Points to Canada’s Growing Digital Divide

Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 2, 2013 as Statscan Data Points to Canada’s Growing Digital Divide Statistics Canada released its bi-ennial Internet use survey this week and while much of the immediate reaction focused on the continuing growth of Internet use (due largely to increased usage by those […]

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November 3, 2013 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Statscan To Make All Online Data Free

Big news on the open government front where Embassy is reporting that Statistics Canada will make all of its online data free starting early next year.

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November 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Statscan Releases Latest Sound Recording Economic Data

Statscan has released its latest data on the state of the recording industry in Canada. The data shows a slight decline in revenues in 2009, but that expenses dropped further, resulting in an increase in operating profit margin to 16.3 percent.  Music publishers experienced increases across the board – more […]

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March 1, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

Statscan Reports E-Commerce Sales on the Rise

Statistics Canada is out today with new data that shows e-commerce sales in Canada rose significantly between 2005 and 2007.

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November 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads