Transport Canada buys off another aviation safety lawsuit
"Last week, the B.C. Supreme Court was to examine whether a federal regulatory agency should be held responsible for the deaths. In a civil suit brought by Mr. Honour’s widow and his three children, Transport Canada was accused of breaking its own rules by licensing a helicopter service company “with an extensive history of unsafe practises.” But at the last minute, the agency avoided potentially embarrassing questions about its air safety operations, agreeing to a confidential out-of-court settlement just before the trial started. Globe and Mail, Julian Sher, May 10, 2011
MP encourages higher speed rail: Mich. secures funding for connection
"Efforts to build a high-speed rail line in the Windsor-Montreal corridor may gain traction after Michigan secured $200 million from Washington to build a new high-speed rail connection between Detroit and Chicago," Dave Battagello, The Windsor Star Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Most blind to online tracking: Firms told to be open
Canada's privacy watchdog said Thursday many Canadians don't know how closely companies are tracking their online activities much less are they providing informed consent. … Many of (those consulted including PIAC) highlighted a specific challenge with obtaining meaningful consent, especially involving children. Sarah Schmidt, Postmedia News, May 6
Le futur train léger d'Ottawa pourrait entrer en service un an plus tôt que prévu, soit en 2018.
Rappelons qu'à l'origine, le futur train léger d'Ottawa devait entrer en service en 2019. L'organisme Transport Action Canada souhaiterait, pour sa part, que le train soit prêt en 2017, à temps pour le 150e anniversaire dela Confédération et de la capitale nationale. Radio Canada le vendredi 6 mai
Sony PlayStation: Consumers need more protection when corporations lose personal information
"Industry Minister Tony Clement said Friday he's open to the idea proposed by Canada's privacy watchdog to give her the power to slap corporations with huge fines if they don't protect the personal information of their customers… "This is welcome news for John Lawford, a staff lawyer for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre who participated in the earlier review of the private-sector privacy law. He supports Stoddart's push for powers to slap fines on companies in cases of big data breaches, but Lawford said there's an even bigger problem with last year's proposed amendments." Postmedia News reported on May 6.