October 10, 2014 – Vancouver – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore was at the 2nd Annual Digital Economy Congress in Vancouver today to highlight the progress made under Digital Canada 150, the Harper Government's plan to position Canada as a leader in the global digital economy. Specifically, he highlighted how Canada attracts global leaders in investment and digital innovation and how Digital Canada 150 is working to help Canadian businesses take full advantage of the digital age.
Digital Canada 150 sets clear goals of what Canada can achieve by the time we celebrate its 150th birthday in 2017. It includes five pillars, 39 new initiatives and one national plan for 35 million Canadians. Digital Canada 150 is the result of extensive consultations with industry, businesses and individuals. It is designed to be inclusive, capable of responding to the demands of fast-changing times and able to provide Canadians with the tools, the protections and the skills they need to fully embrace the opportunities of the digital age.
"Our government wants to connect all Canadians to the opportunities afforded by a digital world. Canada is positioned as a global leader in knowledge, innovation, low tax rates and job creation. This means that Canada can attract top talent and investment from around the world. Digital Canada 150 is a bold plan that will help ensure Canadians have the skills and opportunities they need for success in the global economy and our businesses have access to the digital tools they need to boost productivity, develop their companies and capture growing markets at home and abroad. As we look to the future, our government will continue to build Canada's economy for the 21st century, both in the conventional sectors that have driven the creation of jobs and growth as well as in the growing, innovation-driven digital economy."
– Industry Minister James Moore
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