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COVID-19 Canada holds its first ‘virtual’ parliament meeting

Due to concerns about the possible spread of the coronavirus, all large gatherings of people across the country have been halted. This includes church gatherings, sports events, school classrooms, in fact gatherings of any kind and that includes to hundreds »

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More Canadian content, and streaming services should pay

An independent panel reviewing electronic media in Canada has released a long awaited report. Canada’s Broadcast Act hasn’t been updated since 1991,  well before the arrival of the internet and streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple, Spotify and Amazon »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

University prof to compile The Great Canadian Encyclopedia of Political Memes

Memes have become a fixture of our online popular culture but now a study headed by a Concordia University professor wants to look at the impact of memes on Canadian politics and our political culture. Fenwick McKelvey is an associate »

L-R: Marie-Claude Simard, Mathiew Leiser, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

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The LINK Online Sept. 13, 14, 15, 2019

Your hosts, Levon, Mathiew, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Expert warns of possible Russian disinformation campaign in Canada’s election Canada’s election has officially been launched and the political parties are busy trying to get their respective messages, platforms, »

Marie-Claude holds a take-out dinner of poutine delivered to Terry and Marc by the mysterious Pierre Dutil, master of all RCI secrets.

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The LINK Online Aug, 9-10-11

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Terry, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Anniversary of the atomic bomb attacks to end WWII It was the first, and luckily so far, the only use of the terrible destructive power of atomic weapons. In »

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“Smart” district battle in Toronto shows no signs of lessening

The idea by a Google subsidiary is to create a unique “smart” district in the heart of Toronto. The totally wired and integrated area has constantly raised concerns about data gathering by a multi-national, surveillance, and privacy issues. The company »

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc

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The LINK Online: April 12, 13, 14, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Research needed into ship noise effects on Narwhals in Nunavut With a mining company on Baffin Island, in the Arctic territory of Nunavut, requesting a permit for a significant »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Already high internet prices going up in Canada

Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the industrialized world for home internet and mobile phone data plans, and those prices are going up again soon. “Canadians…pay about two to three times as the market leaders in OECD for »

Internet, Science & Technology

High-speed internet still not available to some Canadians

Many Canadians living in rural and remote regions do not have access to high-speed internet because the government has not paid for a plan to make that possible, says the auditor general. In his report, Michael Ferguson says this issue »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

The right to be forgotten- restricting access to certain internet sites

Removing old or embarrassing or incorrect links about individuals It’s part of a privacy law in the European Union sometimes called the right to be forgotten, but it’s more the right to erasure (of access to specific content) and it »