Canadian Digital Service CEO Aaron Snow says the 'ambitious, but not totally outlandish deadline' prompted the release of a roadmap to meet that goal.
'Folks in the tech sector love to fall in love with problems,' says Aaron Snow, who leads a team of a few dozen people tasked with solving the government's digital service problems. The Hill Times photograph by Mike Lapointe
At just a little over two years old, the growing team at the Canadian Digital Service is busy thinking about an ambitious goal—how to make many government services available online by 2025.
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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
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Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.