No one left behind: for universal internet access, federal government must do more
By Mark Buell Apr. 1, 2019
The federal government’s 2019 budget earmarked $1.7-billion for a lofty, and utterly vital, aim: universal access to high-speed internet. While the funding is a step in the right direction, many more steps are needed to ensure all Canadians have access to a basic service that’s fundamental to participating in nearly every facet of the modern world.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured March 20, 2019, delivering a speech at the Economic Club of Canada at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, a day after releasing the federal government's budget. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The federal government’s 2019 budget earmarked $1.7-billion for a lofty, and utterly vital, aim: universal access to high-speed internet.
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