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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Canada's Digital Economy Strategy: Fast and Flexible Startups Can Help, But They Need Support

Back in May, the government announced a national consultation aimed at building consensus among governments, the private sector, academia and the Canadian public in developing a digital economy strategy for Canada. The public consultation period formally ended this week on July 13, although news and updates will be posted on the Government of Canada website as they become available. The government reports that between May 10 and July 13, more than 2,000 Canadian individuals and organizations registered to share their ideas and submissions.

My full response to Canada's Digital economy strategy can be found on the Government of Canada website. A short overview is below:

"To position Canada for success now and in the future, a connected and integrated digital economy is needed that enables greater two-way communication and transactions. Fast and flexible startups can play a key role in helping Canada achieve that quickly by providing leading edge technology to enable this connectivity, and become engines of growth and job creation themselves. However, they need support — and ideally, that’s part of what Canada’s digital strategy will provide."

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