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Montreal French Quebecor Violated CRTC Regulations

Update: CRTC said that during disputes – it is illegal for channel owners to just switch off their signal and owners should be penalized. Quebecor, Pierre Karl Péladeau, said that he does not recognize CRTC authority. Bell said that Quebecor license should be suspended immediately and for duration of hockey playoffs. CRTC said that it … Continue reading Montreal French Quebecor Violated CRTC Regulations

Transport Canada is Funding 45 min Toronto – Montreal Hyperloop Train Study

Transport Canada is funding a study to see if it is feasible to build an electric tunnel to take passengers from Toronto to Montreal on speedy hyperloop train in just 45 minutes. The Hyperloop is a new intercity transportation concept. Promoters are engineering the design to provide travellers with a travel mode featuring very high … Continue reading Transport Canada is Funding 45 min Toronto – Montreal Hyperloop Train Study

Working in IT in Quebec? Soon You Might Need To Choose Between Your Religion or Your Job

Quebec government has announced that they have tabled the secularism legislation bill soon to come into full force in Quebec. Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec government has declared that they will ban the wearing of religious symbols by public sector employees in position of authority, such as teachers, prosecutors, judges, and police officers. Position of … Continue reading Working in IT in Quebec? Soon You Might Need To Choose Between Your Religion or Your Job

Canadian Government To Subsidize Electric Cars

In Canada, the government has decided to introduce $5,000 subsidy when you buy an electric car anywhere in Canada to get more people to buy electric vehicles. In order to get the subsidy your electric car has to cost less than $45,000. Provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have already subsidies for electric cars, but … Continue reading Canadian Government To Subsidize Electric Cars

Montreal Confoo Development Conference Is About to Start; Enter to Win a Ticket

We are delighted to say that we have teamed up with founders of Confoo conference to do a raffle for readers of Planetweb for one free ticket to their upcoming conference. Their ticket is valued at over $1k, so we are very grateful at them giving us this opportunity. Scroll to the bottom of this … Continue reading Montreal Confoo Development Conference Is About to Start; Enter to Win a Ticket

Quebec’s Fight Taxing Out of Province Digital Sales

Quebec’s government has decided to start collecting taxes on digital sales, such as Netflix subscription, this year even though company that sells the services or goods does not have physical presence in Canada or Quebec. Update: Saskatchewan has also recently followed Quebec by collecting taxes on “transmission, broadcast or distribution of data, programming or entertainment” … Continue reading Quebec’s Fight Taxing Out of Province Digital Sales

Montreal Teo Electric Taxi is No More

The company that wanted to take on Uber and had government backing could not last even 3 years, as it was forced to shut down this week and their work force of about 450 drivers were let go. Dominic Becotte, interim president for Teo, said that as much as they tried the company remained unprofitable … Continue reading Montreal Teo Electric Taxi is No More