Canada

Lifelabs says it paid ransom to protect test results of 85K Ontarians

Government privacy commissioners are investigating a data breach at LifeLabs, one of Canada’s largest medical services companies, after hackers gained access to the personal information of up to 15 million customers. “The vast majority of these customers are in B.C. and Ontario, with relatively few customers in other locations,” said LifeLabs chief executive Charles Brown […]

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‘I am going to miss it:’ Final vehicle to roll off production line at GM Oshawa plant

The final vehicle to be produced at the General Motors plant in Oshawa will roll off the assembly line sometime today, bringing an end to more than a century of automobile manufacturing at the facility. General Motors initially announced the closure of the plant in November 2018 as part of a company-wide restructuring that also […]

A police-issued Taser is displayed at the Victoria, B.C., police station. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)
Canada

TPS constable accused of Tasering break-and-enter suspect after he surrendered

A 51-year-old Toronto police officer has been charged in connection with an October incident where a break-and-enter suspect was allegedly shocked three times with a conducted energy weapon and kicked after he surrendered. Toronto police say that on Oct. 7 at about 12:50 a.m., two officers were dispatched to the Yonge Street and St. Clair […]

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IP-based phone service providers to use technology to tackle caller ID spoofing

OTTAWA — Canadian providers of Internet-based phone systems should be able to adopt new technology next year that goes after fake phone calls. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says telecom companies should be able to implement systems by Sept. 30, 2020 that will help consumers using IP-based phone systems verify whether incoming calls are […]

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TPS launches investigation into video that appears to show officer asleep in cruiser

The Toronto Police Service has launched an investigation into a video that appears to shown an officer sleeping in his cruiser while double parked in a handicap space. The 17-second video was posted to Reddit on Tuesday afternoon and has already been commented on more than 300 times. It shows a marked Toronto police cruiser double parked […]