What Was Said: Idea Forums

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The public consultation period ended on July 13, 2010, at which time this website was closed to additional comments and submissions.

Between May 10 and July 13, more than 2010 Canadian individuals and organizations registered to share their ideas and submissions. You can read their contributions—and the comments from other users—in the Submissions Area and the Idea Forum.

Welcome to the Ideas Forum on Canada's digital economy strategy.

There are five forums — one for each of the themes in the consultation paper — where you can submit, share and rate ideas:

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All Idea Forums by the most recent:

R&D Programs Aimed at the Spark in the Innovation Engine, Not Just the Fuel

Submitted by CEnglish 2010-07-13 16:43:06 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 1 | Comments: 0

Innovate by Automating

Submitted by louiseoneill 2010-07-12 23:26:16 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 2 | Comments: 0

Canada Can Address a Critical Gap in the Canadian Innovation System Through the Creation of a Canadian Innovation Testbed

Submitted by CANARIE Inc. 2010-07-09 10:38:00 EDT
Idea Status: +31 | Total Votes: 37 | Comments: 12

Leverage Open Source Geographic Information Systems

Submitted by confessedemu 2010-07-08 19:14:54 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 0

Les citoyens au coeur de l'innovation

Submitted by MDesPrairies 2010-07-07 23:30:23 EDT
Idea Status: +19 | Total Votes: 21 | Comments: 0

Sustaining Federal S&T Funding for Digital Technologies

Submitted by ONC 2010-07-06 16:44:51 EDT
Idea Status: +13 | Total Votes: 15 | Comments: 0

Modernize Telecommunication and Broadcasting Acts

Submitted by vishal 2010-06-30 12:17:38 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 0

Incentives for New Computers and Software

Submitted by Doug22 2010-06-25 17:27:19 EDT
Idea Status: +6 | Total Votes: 14 | Comments: 0

Identity Threat and Canada:

Submitted by Shakwat 2010-06-16 16:42:04 EDT
Idea Status: -4 | Total Votes: 10 | Comments: 0

Using GPS for Prevention of Crime

Submitted by muggs127 2010-06-07 21:59:44 EDT
Idea Status: -4 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 1

The 3 E's of Economic Health Export Export Export

Submitted by Zoom-Out 2010-06-07 21:02:38 EDT
Idea Status: -1 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 4

Break the Monopoly

Submitted by NIBS 2010-06-07 14:11:06 EDT
Idea Status: +27 | Total Votes: 35 | Comments: 3

Well-Directed Innovation

Submitted by ck872 2010-06-07 13:39:21 EDT
Idea Status: -4 | Total Votes: 10 | Comments: 0

Improved Access to Publicly-Funded Data

Submitted by rakerman2010 2010-06-03 22:49:09 EDT
Idea Status: +197 | Total Votes: 211 | Comments: 14

Why Free Wireless

Submitted by darylhobbs 2010-05-31 11:36:40 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 1

We Need to Start Doing Things Differently

Submitted by CtPIbry 2010-05-29 13:03:30 EDT
Idea Status: +12 | Total Votes: 20 | Comments: 1

Business R&D Increases Through "Sticky Employees"

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-18 12:43:10 EDT
Idea Status: -13 | Total Votes: 13 | Comments: 2

Carbon Credits for Telecommuting

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-13 13:06:47 EDT
Idea Status: +15 | Total Votes: 33 | Comments: 2

BLOCKED: I Tried to Join the Converstaion on Twitter

Submitted by RodBorghese 2010-05-12 10:00:23 EDT
Idea Status: -9 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 4

An online "Town Hall" Forum That Allows Canadians to "Vote" and Voice Their Concerns on Day-to-day Decisions...

Submitted by ttang 2010-05-11 15:03:46 EDT
Idea Status: +15 | Total Votes: 53 | Comments: 6

Non-corporate Digital Innovation and Fair Dealings

Submitted by Greg 2010-05-11 04:21:41 EDT
Idea Status: +23 | Total Votes: 31 | Comments: 3

Build the Foundation for All

Submitted by hgmorrison 2010-05-11 00:24:21 EDT
Idea Status: +50 | Total Votes: 64 | Comments: 6

Expand Fair Dealing

Submitted by hgmorrison 2010-05-11 00:21:40 EDT
Idea Status: +55 | Total Votes: 65 | Comments: 3

Construction Industry

Submitted by Salaryman 2010-05-10 13:01:56 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 25 | Comments: 2

The Notion Virtual Safe Places

Submitted by ChuckHamilton 2010-07-09 13:43:23 EDT
Idea Status: -2 | Total Votes: 4 | Comments: 0

An Integrated Digital Environment in Support of Canada's Research, Innovation and Education Communities

Submitted by CANARIE2010-07-09 09:38:57 EDT
Idea Status: +26 | Total Votes: 28 | Comments: 0

An Integrated Digital Environment in Support of Canada's Research, Innovation and Education Communities

Submitted by CANARIE 2010-07-09 09:37:16 EDT
Idea Status: +31 | Total Votes: 33 | Comments: 1

An Integrated Digital Environment in Support of Canada's Research, Innovation and Education Communities

Submitted by CANARIE 2010-07-09 09:36:38 EDT
Idea Status: +45 | Total Votes: 49 | Comments: 2

Canada's Digital Environment for Research, Innovation and Education

Submitted by Kathryn Anthonisen 2010-07-09 08:45:22 EDT
Idea Status: +41 | Total Votes: 47 | Comments: 0

Waive the GST/HST on Broadband and Wireless Data

Submitted by WirelessNorth 2010-07-09 07:54:11 EDT
Idea Status: +5 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 0

Invest in Cities Too

Submitted by WirelessNorth 2010-07-09 07:38:51 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 3 | Comments: 0

Better E-Wast Legislation for a Greener Digital Economy

Submitted by confessedemu 2010-07-08 19:02:08 EDT
Idea Status: +3 | Total Votes: 5 | Comments: 0

Improve Competition Policy, Promotion and Enforcement

Submitted by Russell McOrmond 2010-07-08 10:29:35 EDT
Idea Status: +8 | Total Votes: 14 | Comments: 0

To Compete You Must Compute

Submitted by SusanBaldwin 2010-07-08 08:32:20 EDT
Idea Status: +463 | Total Votes: 499 | Comments: 40

A Federal Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunication

Submitted by javanl 2010-07-07 16:13:30 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 5 | Comments: 1

Adopt Policy Similar to 1991 EU Directive on Computer Programs

Submitted by Russell McOrmond 2010-07-07 09:52:30 EDT
Idea Status: +14 | Total Votes: 20 | Comments: 0

Protect Information Technology Property Rights

Submitted by Russell McOrmond 2010-07-06 08:11:01 EDT
Idea Status: +11 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 0

Ubiquitous High-Speed Access

Submitted by Russ Wilde 2010-07-05 17:47:36 EDT
Idea Status: +11 | Total Votes: 15 | Comments: 0

Regulate Usage of Technology in the Correct Laws

Submitted by Russell McOrmond 2010-07-05 14:01:13 EDT
Idea Status: +8 | Total Votes: 14 | Comments: 0

Geographic Information Management for the Canadian Digital Economy

Submitted by ftaylor 2010-06-30 14:19:19 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 0

Convergence, One Bill, Multiple Services, Many Points of Access Nationally

Submitted by coronissolutions 2010-06-28 13:20:40 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 0

Regulatory Framework for Trusted Identity

Submitted by trbouma 2010-06-22 14:22:10 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 13 | Comments: 3

Encourage and Enforce Competition

Submitted by jasonhanley 2010-06-21 02:34:23 EDT
Idea Status: +8 | Total Votes: 18 | Comments: 1

Protect End-to-end Design Principle in New Communications Technology

Submitted by Russell McOrmond 2010-06-09 21:06:15 EDT
Idea Status: +13 | Total Votes: 25 | Comments: 2

It's All About "Spectrum & Infrastructure"

Submitted by Spectrum 2010-06-07 15:45:25 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 0

Net Neutrality / Neutralité de l'Internet

Submitted by zorxd 2010-06-07 13:44:43 EDT
Idea Status: +42 | Total Votes: 50 | Comments: 0

Infrastructure Dangers

Submitted by ck872 2010-06-07 13:00:49 EDT
Idea Status: -3 | Total Votes: 9 | Comments: 0

No Liability for Open Wireless Networks

Submitted by infzy 2010-05-28 02:15:35 EDT
Idea Status: +18 | Total Votes: 28 | Comments: 2

Open the Wireless Spectrum

Submitted by Athabasca 2010-05-27 16:58:24 EDT
Idea Status: +14 | Total Votes: 24 | Comments: 4

Bi-Symmetric Bandwidth Networks for Telecommuting

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-26 11:21:58 EDT
Idea Status: -2 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 0

Besoins citoyens

Submitted by Snoro 2010-05-25 10:13:26 EDT
Idea Status: +3 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 3

Municipal FTTH

Submitted by fmenard123 2010-05-22 23:21:27 EDT
Idea Status: +18 | Total Votes: 28 | Comments: 0

Public Private Partnerships

Submitted by saneconsulting 2010-05-18 20:04:43 EDT
Idea Status: +2 | Total Votes: 18 | Comments: 0

Broad Overhaul

Submitted by Vaudevillian 2010-05-12 20:36:43 EDT
Idea Status: +30 | Total Votes: 46 | Comments: 4

Build a National Canadian Supercomputer Centre

Submitted by Ron Van Holst 2010-05-12 15:14:33 EDT
Idea Status: +21 | Total Votes: 37 | Comments: 8

Declare Internet Essential Service

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-12 09:17:40 EDT
Idea Status: +49 | Total Votes: 77 | Comments: 4

Building a National Public Knowledge Infrastructure

Submitted by R 2010-05-12 00:22:55 EDT
Idea Status: +20 | Total Votes: 36 | Comments: 7

Cyber Crime & Junk Mail International Treaties

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-11 16:59:47 EDT
Idea Status: -5 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 4

Must-Share-Trench Rule

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-11 15:05:42 EDT
Idea Status: +22 | Total Votes: 36 | Comments: 4

TRoIP — TeleRobotics Over Internet Protocol

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-11 13:26:33 EDT
Idea Status: -5 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 3

Create a Department of Information Technology

Submitted by RobWiebe 2010-05-11 12:26:16 EDT
Idea Status: +22 | Total Votes: 48 | Comments: 5

The Future is Fiber (until that too becomes the outmoded)

Submitted by Greg 2010-05-11 04:50:24 EDT
Idea Status: +10 | Total Votes: 26 | Comments: 2

Innovation Centers

Submitted by Trento 2010-05-10 18:37:29 EDT
Idea Status: -2 | Total Votes: 24 | Comments: 4

Publicly Owned Infrastructure

Submitted by Jaheckelsafar 2010-05-10 15:41:01 EDT
Idea Status: +68 | Total Votes: 104 | Comments: 16

Pilot Project: Free TV via Cell Networks for Those to Lose OTA TV

Submitted by weekendpictures 2010-05-10 14:30:51EDT
Idea Status: -19 | Total Votes: 23 | Comments: 2

Ownership of Intrastructure

Submitted by herbie 2010-05-10 14:18:58 EDT
Idea Status: +105 | Total Votes: 185 | Comments: 31

Internet for All

Submitted by tsharpe 2010-05-10 14:15:59 EDT
Idea Status: +14 | Total Votes: 36 | Comments: 5

Idea Renumeration

Submitted by edjonas 2010-05-10 12:42:51 EDT
Idea Status: -32 | Total Votes: 38 | Comments: 3

Internet Towers

Submitted by SuzyQ 2010-05-10 10:28:40 EDT
Idea Status: +21 | Total Votes: 39 | Comments: 5

Citywide Broadband/Wifi

Submitted by TimTremblay 2010-05-10 09:44:42 EDT
Idea Status: +82 | Total Votes: 154 | Comments: 16

Locally and Regionally Owned and Managed Networks Supporting Local Development

Submitted by brianbeaton 2010-07-07 12:36:08 EDT
Idea Status: +6 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 0

Increase IRAP Support and Resources

Submitted by brianhurley 2010-07-05 11:12:29 EDT
Idea Status: +9 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 1

Continuum of Innovation

Submitted by michaudf 2010-07-01 06:55:09 EDT
Idea Status: +3 | Total Votes: 5 | Comments: 1

Investment in the Youth

Submitted by MINNES10 2010-06-09 13:30:51 EDT
Idea Status: +15 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 0

Growing Healthy SMEs in Canada

Submitted by amikamobile 2010-06-08 18:09:30 EDT
Idea Status: +4 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 0

GPS Mapping Systems

Submitted by muggs127 2010-06-07 22:20:34 EDT
Idea Status: -6 | Total Votes: 10 | Comments: 1

Investment Continuum

Submitted by Doug22 2010-06-06 14:14:37 EDT
Idea Status: +4 | Total Votes: 6 | Comments: 0

Supporting Development of New Ideas

Submitted by Denise 2010-05-26 12:39:55 EDT
Idea Status: -5 | Total Votes: 9 | Comments: 0

Start-Ups, not Foreign Head Offices

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-16 16:21:43 EDT
Idea Status: +11 | Total Votes: 19 | Comments: 1

ICT Industry Growth Not Primary Goal

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-15 08:53:19 EDT
Idea Status: -2 | Total Votes: 10 | Comments: 3

Industry Study of Canadian Market Leaders

Submitted by Ron Van Holst 2010-05-14 09:37:53 EDT
Idea Status: -11 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 5

Lead by Example

Submitted by Greg 2010-05-11 05:30:30 EDT
Idea Status: +9 | Total Votes: 17 | Comments: 2

Expand Fair Dealing

Submitted by hgmorrison 2010-05-10 23:54:21 EDT
Idea Status: +38 | Total Votes: 40 | Comments: 0

Wireless Network Competition Boosts Innovation

Submitted by tsharpe 2010-05-10 14:45:43 EDT
Idea Status: +25 | Total Votes: 29 | Comments: 1

Four Ways to Nurture Innovation

Submitted by ronharwood25 2010-05-10 09:28:44 EDT
Idea Status: +20 | Total Votes: 42 | Comments: 4

Support for Content Creators

Submitted by A E C B 2010-07-13 21:06:01 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 0 | Comments: 0

Stop Feeding the Dinosaurs

Submitted by WirelessNorth 2010-07-09 07:58:40 EDT
Idea Status: +4 | Total Votes: 6 | Comments: 0

Non-commercial "Intern et Content"

Submitted by brashley46 2010-07-08 21:33:37 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 3 | Comments: 0

Example of Initiative for the Participation in the Digital Economy of People with a Learning Disability

Submitted by IsaLeblanc 2010-07-08 14:11:55 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 3 | Comments: 0

The Digital and the Two Official Languages in Canada

Submitted by IsaLeblanc 2010-07-08 10:49:15 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 9 | Comments: 0

Making Privacy an Infrastructure Design Issue

Submitted by Boothie 2010-07-08 05:01:14 EDT
Idea Status: +5 | Total Votes: 7 | Comments: 0

Digital Media Venture Capital Fund

Submitted by Guy Mayson 2010-07-07 20:28:15 EDT
Idea Status: +5 | Total Votes: 7 | Comments: 1

Reinstate our Census Long Form aka Questionnaire 2B

Submitted by CCSD 2010-07-06 22:52:21 EDT
Idea Status: +389 | Total Votes: 413 | Comments: 50

Mettons le savoir du Canada en ligne

Submitted by RonWalker 2010-07-06 11:13:27 EDT
Idea Status: +2 | Total Votes: 4 | Comments: 0

Let's Put Canada's Knowledge Online

Submitted by RonWalker 2010-07-06 11:10:11 EDT
Idea Status: +12 | Total Votes: 14 | Comments: 0

The Value of Content May Decrease No Matter What We Do

Submitted by Russ Wilde 2010-07-05 18:06:46 EDT
Idea Status: +2 | Total Votes: 4 | Comments: 1

Measuring Canada's Digital Media Economy

Submitted by jkozuch 2010-07-05 11:07:47 EDT
Idea Status: +7 | Total Votes: 9 | Comments: 0

The Business Information System

Submitted by nvra.ca 2010-07-03 00:30:27 EDT
Idea Status: -1 | Total Votes: 5 | Comments: 0

Preserving Canada's Digital Heritage

Submitted by ftaylor 2010-06-29 15:25:25 EDT
Idea Status: +5 | Total Votes: 7 | Comments: 1

Open Access to Canada's Public Sector Information and Data

Submitted by TraceyLauriault 2010-06-10 11:28:30 EDT
Idea Status: +338 | Total Votes: 370 | Comments: 28

Correction for Disabilities

Submitted by ck872 2010-06-07 14:07:43 EDT
Idea Status: +5 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 0

Créer une licence « Creative Commons » du Canada

Submitted by RobWiebe 2010-05-14 16:52:18 EDT
Idea Status: +26 | Total Votes: 30 | Comments: 6

Consumers Rights with Regards to Digital Content

Submitted by Nscafe 2010-05-13 17:40:04 EDT
Idea Status: +41 | Total Votes: 47 | Comments: 2

Net Neutrality and the Focus on the Consumer

Submitted by cparr 2010-05-12 03:10:04 EDT
Idea Status: +70 | Total Votes: 76 | Comments: 3

From Textbooks to Open Courseware

Submitted by infzy 2010-05-11 08:14:56 EDT
Idea Status: +52 | Total Votes: 58 | Comments: 4

eBooks in Public Libraries

Submitted by Greg 2010-05-11 05:03:33 EDT
Idea Status: +19 | Total Votes: 37 | Comments: 5

Open Access to Canadian Research

Submitted by hgmorrison 2010-05-11 00:05:37 EDT
Idea Status: +93 | Total Votes: 97 | Comments: 8

National Archives Content Online

Submitted by sbannerman 2010-05-10 18:24:34 EDT
Idea Status: +61 | Total Votes: 71 | Comments: 2

Canadian Content Support

Submitted by james.saunders 2010-05-10 10:12:19 EDT
Idea Status: +5 | Total Votes: 25 | Comments: 2

Centralized Government Purchases of Software for Education

Submitted by aoaknine 2010-07-13 16:28:58 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 0 | Comments: 0

Canada as the World Educator

Submitted by nina_jagaric 2010-07-13 13:58:23 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 2 | Comments: 0

Have a Long-form Census of Canada in Order to Create Data to Work From

Submitted by prowsej 2010-07-13 00:13:33 EDT
Idea Status: +2 | Total Votes: 4 | Comments: 0

The Digital Challenge: Identifying the New Role for Universities

Submitted by TobiDH 2010-07-12 11:48:13 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 4 | Comments: 0

CIPA's Web For All Initiative

Submitted by CIPA 2010-07-12 10:35:53 EDT
Idea Status: 0 | Total Votes: 2 | Comments: 0

Close the Digital Divide and Protect the Environment by Providing Refurbished Computers to Individuals and Families

Submitted by ushnish.sengupta 2010-07-08 15:09:20 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 7 | Comments: 0

Auto Clubs and 'eCitizen' Clubs

Submitted by javanl 2010-07-07 16:49:13 EDT
Idea Status: +2 | Total Votes: 6 | Comments: 1

Support Community Access

Submitted by shearman 2010-07-05 18:44:32 EDT
Idea Status: +104 | Total Votes: 112 | Comments: 17

Technology as a Driver of De-institutionalization

Submitted by Russ Wilde 2010-07-05 17:36:23 EDT
Idea Status: +1 | Total Votes: 5 | Comments: 0

Another Federal Tax Credit

Submitted by Doug22 2010-06-25 16:10:27 EDT
Idea Status: +3 | Total Votes: 9 | Comments: 0

Continue and Compliment C@P

Submitted by Barb 2010-06-25 06:40:22 EDT
Idea Status: +128 | Total Votes: 132 | Comments: 26

Better Hiring for Computer Coders

Submitted by ptimusk 2010-06-11 17:36:37 EDT
Idea Status: -8 | Total Votes: 8 | Comments: 0

Curb Traffic Shaping to Help Students Learn at a Distance

Submitted by johnt 2010-06-08 19:24:45 EDT
Idea Status: +11 | Total Votes: 15 | Comments: 1

Unilingual Programming, Targeted Teaching

Submitted by Doug22 2010-06-06 19:15:37 EDT
Idea Status: -5 | Total Votes: 11 | Comments: 0

Universal Wireless Access to Open Educational Resources

Submitted by Athabasca 2010-05-28 15:50:25 EDT
Idea Status: +13 | Total Votes: 15 | Comments: 2

Government Use and Participation in Open Source

Submitted by jparker 2010-05-20 11:19:28 EDT
Idea Status: +66 | Total Votes: 78 | Comments: 10

Partner With Schools

Submitted by jparker 2010-05-20 10:58:05 EDT
Idea Status: +8 | Total Votes: 14 | Comments: 2

Foreign/Provincial Qualifications and Professional Bodies: Must Recognize Rule

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-18 12:06:44 EDT
Idea Status: +8 | Total Votes: 12 | Comments: 0

Summer Camps in High Science

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-18 09:59:54 EDT
Idea Status: +4 | Total Votes: 10 | Comments: 0

Digital Tablets for School Children

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-13 09:57:25 EDT
Idea Status: -8 | Total Votes: 22 | Comments: 10

Online Education

Submitted by jCooper85 2010-05-12 09:39:41 EDT
Idea Status: +21 | Total Votes: 31 | Comments: 6

Grid Supercomputer Science Simulators Online for Schools

Submitted by dsanden 2010-05-11 19:54:26 EDT
Idea Status: +12 | Total Votes: 16 | Comments: 3

Government Should Lead by Example

Submitted by smith1912 2010-05-11 18:27:27 EDT
Idea Status: +10 | Total Votes: 20 | Comments: 4

Protect and Enhance Digital Freedoms for Education

Submitted by infzy 2010-05-11 07:46:51 EDT
Idea Status: +41 | Total Votes: 51 | Comments: 2

Don't Use D.E.C. Input to Justify a Rehash of C-61

Submitted by Greg 2010-05-11 05:19:21 EDT
Idea Status: +12 | Total Votes: 18 | Comments: 0

Invest in Education

Submitted by hgmorrison 2010-05-11 00:10:08 EDT
Idea Status: +33 | Total Votes: 43 | Comments: 3

Public Schools Need To Be In The Loop

Submitted by Valerie 2010-05-10 10:57:26 EDT
Idea Status: +15 | Total Votes: 27 | Comments: 4

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