Who should lead Canada’s national broadband strategy?

The Liberal government emphasized infrastructure investment in its 2016 budget, but allocated relatively little to the digital side of the ledger. If anything is self-evident, it is that federal government leadership on broadband funding and policies that encourage greater competition is a need, not a want.

With the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing focused on the state of internet access in Canada, the process has taken a surprising turn that ultimately cries out for leadership from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By MICHAEL GEIST

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 9, 2016 12:00 AM

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