October 6, 2014 – Ottawa – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore met with the i-CANADA Alliance Governors Council today in Ottawa. He provided an update on Digital Canada 150 (DC150), the Government's plan for Canada's digital future. Specifically, he highlighted recent progress made under DC150 since its launch earlier this year, including a new e-labelling approach for electronic devices, the government's Antenna Tower Siting Policy that took effect this summer and puts local residents and governments at the forefront of the tower placement process, and the July launch of Connecting Canadians, which will extend and enhance high-speed Internet services at 5 Mbps for an additional 280,000 Canadian households in rural and remote regions of the country.
DC150 is the Government's plan for Canadians to take advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. It encompasses 39 new initiatives, building on the government's successful measures for a more connected, digital Canada. DC150 is the result of extensive consultations with industry, businesses and individual Canadians. It is designed to be inclusive, capable of responding to the demands of fast-changing times, and able to provide Canadians with the tools, protections and skills they need to fully embrace the opportunities of a digital future.
Office of the Minister of Industry