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Feds need much bolder vision, commitment to digital economy

More a pamphlet than a substantive vision and strategy, the government’s report seems rooted in the present rather than looking to the future. It is devoid of big ideas and largely ignores the next big wave in the digital economy, what Cisco calls ‘the Internet of Everything.’

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Signed, sealed, delivered: Industry Minister James Moore finally delivered the government’s Digital Canada 150 report last month. Sadly, the wait wasn’t worth it, writes David Crane.

TORONTO—On May 10, 2010, then-industry minister Tony Clement, at the Canada 3.0 Conference in Stratford, Ont., launched a public consultation, with a fast two-month deadline, to develop “an action plan for regaining Canada’s leadership as a digital economy.” Nearly four years later, on April 4, 2014 at an event in Waterloo, Ont., Industry Minister James Moore finally delivered with the government’s Digital Canada 150 report.

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Feds need much bolder vision, commitment to digital economy

More a pamphlet than a substantive vision and strategy, the government’s report seems rooted in the present rather than looking to the future. It is devoid of big ideas and largely ignores the next big wave in the digital economy, what Cisco calls ‘the Internet of Everything.’

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Signed, sealed, delivered: Industry Minister James Moore finally delivered the government’s Digital Canada 150 report last month. Sadly, the wait wasn’t worth it, writes David Crane.

TORONTO—On May 10, 2010, then-industry minister Tony Clement, at the Canada 3.0 Conference in Stratford, Ont., launched a public consultation, with a fast two-month deadline, to develop “an action plan for regaining Canada’s leadership as a digital economy.” Nearly four years later, on April 4, 2014 at an event in Waterloo, Ont., Industry Minister James Moore finally delivered with the government’s Digital Canada 150 report.

  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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