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Digital Economy Consultation - Consensus Submission

Welcome to the Digital Economy Consultation Roundtable, convened at the University of Toronto


View the Consensus Submission we made to the federal government on July 9, 2010.


Watch the video from the Roundtable at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTiaDDHkYrk 



Our consultation is now closed, but the rest of this page and wiki site document the collaborative roundtable process we used in developing the final submission prior to July 9.





The federal government is currently holding a public consultation on the Digital Economy.  It invites:


“views on the goals of a Canadian digital economy strategy, the concrete steps needed to reach these goals and how governments, the private and not-for-profit sectors can best collaborate to create a strategy for future success.” 


The specific themes mentioned in the consultation document are:

  • Innovation using digital technologies
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Growing the ICT industry
  • Canada’s digital content
  • Building digital skills

In response, we convened a roundtable discussion to collaboratively prepare a "consensus" submission in advance of the July 9 deadline.

Our consultation mainly targets scholars and experts in information and communication technology (ICT) policy, broadly conceived, but is open to anyone with an active interest in this field. A key requirement from all is the willingness to collaborate on crafting a written submission that can enjoy wide support.


We invite three forms of participation in this roundtable process:

1. Contribute to Consultation submission draft document via this on-line public facing consultation wiki before 12 noon Sunday May 13, so they can be considered at the Roundtable event the next day. The primary contributions will be policy recommendations, but rationales for these recommendations, pointers to useful background resources, and comments on prior contributions can also be valuable.  - This phase has ended.

2. Attend the Roundtable event to be held Monday June 14, 9:00-12:30 at the University of Toronto. The work will mainly be done in small break-out groups focusing on specific consultation themes and draw initially on the contributions already posted to the wiki.


This event has ended, and the results of the discussion posted to the  Consultation submission draft document.

The consultation submission draft pages were locked on June 21, 2010 and are no longer editable as we finalize the submission.  Thank you to those who have participated.   


3. Endorse the interim submission, before July 9.  The draft submission produced by the Roundtable on Monday June 14 and subsequently revised by registered participants is now available for endorsement. Go to the Endorsement page.


More information is also available on our process page  describing how to participate.  -     

Event Date: Monday, June 14th, 2010
Time: 9:00-12:30 (+12:30-1:30 optional lunch)
*** Participants are expected to participate for the full event ***

Location: Bahen Building, University of Toronto, Rm. 2135
40 St. George St. Toronto, ON

This Roundtable is funded by the Identity Privacy and Security Institute (IPSI), Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) and Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. 




Image credit:

"Weaving the Web", 2009 - Travis Meinolf, Ele Carpenter, after Paul Grimmer; selection from the Open Source Embroidery exhibit and sourced under Creative Commons from:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremybrooks/4267648329/

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