- "In order to improve Canada’s productivity, enhance our economic competitiveness and increase our standard of living, our Government will continue to make targeted investments to promote and encourage research and development in Canada's private sector and in our universities, collegesand polytechnics. It will look for ways to support innovation while ensuring that federal investment in research and development is effective and maximizes results for Canadians. It will also release and implement a Digital Economy Strategy that enhances digital infrastructure and encourages Canadian businesses to adopt digital technologies and provide digital-skills training for their employees and new hires."
June 7, 2011
Update on Digital Economy Strategy
Image via WikipediaTwo months back I wrote a post here on Canada's Digital Economy Strategy or lack thereof. It was important to me to raise the level of awareness to the issue during the election. I wanted to take the opportunity to give an update on the Throne's Speech of yesterday and the new budget being tabled. ITAC has put out their press release about it, Harper Government Re-Tables Budget 2011, Confirms Commitment to Digital Economy Strategy. From ITAC's press release, not much has changed in the budget itself since it was first tabled 77days ago. In the Throne speech, the interesting points regarding the digital economy strategy are as follow: