Spotlight on Recent Publications: Open Data and Official Language Regimes

By Naomi Bloch Teresa Scassa is a Geothink co-applicant researcher and Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa. In a recently published paper, Scassa and co-author Niki Singh consider some of the challenges that arise for open data initiatives operating in multilingual regions. The authors use Canada‚Äôs federal open data initiative as a case study to … Read More

Geothoughts 6: Who Stands to Gain in Canada's Sharing Economy?

By Naomi Bloch The rise of the web-enabled sharing economy is leading to much hope about potentially new sources of income and new ways for communities to connect and share resources. In the process, however, more consumers appear to be turning to global tech companies to acquire convenient, local services. This July, Alberta residents were warned that drivers who use … Read More