Canada Digital Divide

Uber Delivers My Lunch But Many Poor Canadians Still Can't Afford the Web

Angelina Chapin | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Angelina Chapin

In the lowest income quartile, 27 per cent of people don't have internet access, compared to only five per cent in Canada's richest bracket. During a time in which cars can drive themselves and Uber will deliver you lunch, this divide is a huge problem -- a problem Canada's government has been slow to address.

Digital Canada 150: The Digital Strategy Without a Strategy

Michael Geist | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

Despite its successes, Digital Canada 150 ultimately suffers from some notable omissions. For a strategy document, it is curiously lacking in actual strategy. The government updates Canadians on what it has done and provides some insight into what it plans to do, but there are few new strategies articulated.

Angelina Chapin

What Canada's Poorest Have To Sacrifice To Get Connected | Angelina Chapin | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business

Yuji Toyozato clutches his ringing phone and panics. He has no idea how to answer it. How could he be so stupid? He’s owned the thing for two da...

Why Is Open Data Still Guarded?

Elaine Mah | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Business
Elaine Mah

Currently, the available open data seems to be used primarily by developers who make and sell apps, or by enthusiasts who write code as a hobby. It leaves me wondering if the only promise of open data is in monetizing that information for a downloadable app that may be of limited long-term value.

10 Words Kids Are Saying These Days

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada Living

For many, the holidays mean family gatherings and talking to people of all ages. If you're usually the parent trying to decode words like "noob," "pwn...