Post Tagged with: "Technology"

Technology and the TPP: A Panel Discussion

Last month, the University of Ottawa hosted a standing room only panel on technology and the TPP featuring Burcu Kilic, Carolina Rossini, Jeremy deBeer, Tamir Israel and myself. The panel was moderated by Loris Mirella, the lead IP negotiator on the TPP for the Canadian government. A full video of the event is posted below.

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December 11, 2015 6 comments News

The Obama Transition: Technology, Innovation and Government Reform

On the day of the Obama Inauguration, it is worth taking four minutes to watch this video on the transition team focusing on technology, innovation, and government.  The new president has advisors promoting the public domain, access to government information, mashups, and the experimentation with technology.  While many Canadians lament […]

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January 20, 2009 1 comment News

Garneau on Canadian Technology Policy

CBC features an interview with Marc Garneau, new Liberal MP and former head of the Canada Space Agency.  Garneau, the Liberal science and technology critic, acknowledges that "there were a surprising number of people who contacted me who had questions and reservations about the current bill [C-61]."

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November 26, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Prentice Focuses on New Media, Networks As Research Priorities

Industry Minister Jim Prentice today accepted the recommendations for specific research priorities as part of Canada's Science & Technology Strategy.  Identified sub-priorities include new media, wireless and broadband networks, as well as telecom equipment.

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September 2, 2008 2 comments News

Technology Plays Key Role in Obama Success Story

My weekly law and technology column (Toronto Star version, Vancouver Sun version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) turns to the U.S. Presidential primaries, which is in full swing with millions of Americans ready to vote today in the "Super Tuesday" group of state primaries.  The surprise of the campaign thus far has been the emergence of Democratic Senator Barack Obama, who is battling Senator Hillary Clinton for his party’s nomination.  Obama has garnered strong support from younger demographics – particularly those aged 18 to 30 – who pundits argue are drawn to his emphasis on change.  Somewhat overlooked, however, has been the role that technology has played in Obama’s success.  In fact, he has actively courted the youth vote more than any other candidate both by embracing the use of technology as well as by prioritizing technology policy issues.

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February 5, 2008 8 comments Columns