Innovation Using Digital Technologies

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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.

It is important that Canadian industry sectors, and in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), be more focused on adopting, using and continuously updating their use of digital technologies… Continue reading the short summary of this theme or download the full consultation paper.

We want your ideas on the following:

  1. Should Canada focus on increasing innovation in some key sectors or focus on providing the foundation for innovation across the economy?
  2. Which conditions best motivate and promote the adoption of information and communications technologies (ICT) by Canadian businesses and public sectors?
  3. What would a successful digital strategy look like for your firm or sector? What are the barriers to implementation?
  4. Once copyright, anti-spam and data breach/privacy amendments are in place, are there other legislative or policy changes needed to deal with emerging issues?
  5. How can Canada use its regulatory and policy regime to promote the country as a favourable environment for e-commerce?
  6. Should we set targets for our made-in-Canada digital strategy? And if so, what should those targets be?
  7. What should the timelines be to reach these targets?

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