Canada’s least affordable data

For those of us concerned with digital equity, access and literacy, the latest stats on Canada’s data un/affordability will be of little surprise. The high cost of data raises huge issues of equity at a time when our cities want to calibrate their social planning decisions to data generated by smart phones. Whose data is represented in ‘smart city’ planning?




Canada-Ontario announcement on adult education and employment training

This news came into my inbox today. Perhaps it is ‘old news’ to colleagues in Ontario, but I would be interested to learn if this new funding for enhanced Labour Market Development Agreements, expanded criteria for employment training within the EI program, a new Workforce Development Act and free adult education courses accrue to Ontario only, or if BC adults will also benefit. I would welcome comment from our Ontario colleagues or anyone who might know about this announcement.