On Monday, Tony Clement, Minister of Industry; James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages; and Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development launched a nationwide consultation on Canada’s first-ever digital economy strategy.
Our Conservative Government recognizes that now more than ever, digital technology is vital for job creation and economic success. We recognize that success in the digital economy will not come through a particular government program, or combination of government programs, but from a joint effort – combining our Government’s vision and the determination of individual businesses to be global leaders in their fields.
That is why our Conservative Government is launching public consultations aimed at building consensus among governments, the private sector, academia and Canadians in developing a strategy to position Canada as a leader in the global digital economy.
Through these public consultations, as well as meetings with key provinces and stakeholders, our Government will gather feedback from all interested parties for consideration on the development of Canada’s first-ever digital economy strategy.
We encourage all Canadians to visit www.digitaleconomy.gc.ca between now and July 9, 2010 to get informed, share your views and participate in this important and interactive discussion.