National Newswatch

Magna scaling back Lyft partnership as fully self-driving systems look further off

Jan 16 2020 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Magna International Inc. is scaling back its partnership with Lyft Inc. to co-develop self-driving technology as it focuses research and development spending on more near-term prospects. It was only about two years ago that the Aurora, Ont.,-based auto parts giant struck an ambitious partnership with ride-hailing firm Lyft to develop and manufacture self-driving systems at […]

Ontario government introduces bill to update rules for realtors

Nov 19 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced a bill to update regulations for realtors that includes new enforcement tools, rules on business structures, and more disclosure of competing bids for homes. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson said the bill is a needed update to rules put in place in 2002. "It's been nearly 20 years since the […]

Ontario government introduces bill to update rules for realtors

Nov 19 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — The Ontario government has introduced a bill to update regulations for realtors that includes new enforcement tools, rules on business structures, and more disclosure of competing bids for homes. Government and Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson said the bill is a needed update to rules put in place in 2002. "It's been nearly 20 years since the […]

Canada denies numerous visas for AI conference attendees for second year

Nov 15 2019 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — Canada has for a second year denied visas to numerous researchers hoping to attend an artificial intelligence conference in Vancouver, but has reversed some of those denials after coming under pressure to review them. Black in AI, a group promoting black representation in the field, started to publicly raise concerns recently after about a third of researchers set to attend its […]