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Experts: Ottawa tested facial recognition on millions of travellers at Toronto’s Pearson airport

Published: 22Jul2021

The federal government quietly tested facial recognition technology on millions of unsuspecting travellers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in 2016. The six-month initiative, meant to...

Expert: Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Published: 21Jul2021

The world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics, the country's prime minister told sports officials on Tuesday, July 20 ahead of the Tokyo Games. Tens of thousands of athletes,...

Experts: COVID-19

Published: 20Jul2021

The Quebec government is planning two concerts involving a total of 25,000 spectators in September as an experiment to examine the impact of COVID-19 on large gatherings and to help relaunch the...

Experts: Inuk leader Mary Simon named Canada's 1st Indigenous governor general

Published: 9Jul2021

Inuk leader Mary Simon has been chosen as the next governor general — the first Indigenous person ever to be appointed as the Queen's representative in Canada. During a news conference at the...

Expert: Bank of Canada should start issuing digital currency, experts say

Published: 23Jun2021

Some technologists are telling the Bank of Canada (BoC) that its wait-and-see approach when it comes to issuing digital currencies runs the risk of leaving it behind in the race to innovate...

Expert: Green Party's Annamie Paul survives emergency meeting over leadership

Published: 16Jun2021

The leadership of the Green Party's Annamie Paul is safe — for now — after party brass decided late Tuesday not to kick-start a process that could have ultimately ousted her as leader of the party....

Experts: U.S. seeking $25M from Air Canada for being slow to refund customers

Published: 15Jun2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking a $25.5 million US penalty against Air Canada for "failing to provide consumers prompt refunds" after cancelling their flights amid the COVID-19...

Experts: FDA approves much-debated Alzheimer's drug panned by experts

Published: 10Jun2021

U.S. government health officials approved the first new drug for Alzheimer's disease in nearly 20 years, disregarding warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn't been...

Experts: Pride Month | June 2021

Published: 8Jun2021

June is Pride Month in Canada. It is a time when we celebrate diversity and LGBTQ+ communities, acknowledge their history, the hardships they have endured, and the progress that has been made. (CBC...

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