Industry Minister James Moore provides more details of Digital Canada 150 while in Calgary
April 7, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore spoke today at the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy and shared details of the Government of Canada's new Digital Canada 150 (DC150). This ambitious plan is designed to ensure Canadians and Canadian businesses are able to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age.
DC150 is based on five pillars: Connecting Canadians, Protecting Canadians, Economic Opportunities, Digital Government and Canadian Content. These pillars form the basis of the Government's vision for a more connected Canada that can fully benefit from the digital economy.
Addressing an audience of local business leaders, the Minister provided more details of DC150, including the measures designed to assist Canadian businesses.
As part of the DC150 vision:
- Over 98 percent of all Canadians will have access to high-speed Internet at 5 megabits per second—a rate that enables e-commerce, high-resolution video, employment opportunities and distance education.
- Canadians will have confidence their online transactions are secure, their privacy is protected, and their families are safeguarded against cyberbullying and other online threats.
- Significant new investments will be made to help small and medium-sized businesses adopt digital technologies and to provide digital companies with access to venture capital.
- Canada will be a leader in the use of digital technologies and open data, making it even easier for Canadians to access government services online.
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