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Industry-led campaign seeks $550-$600M in new funding to boost ICT capacity

News | 09/25/2000 4:00 am EDT

Canada is facing a critical shortage of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals, and a new industry-led consortium has launched a major campaign to squeeze $550-$600 million from the federal government to combat the problem. Key details of the proposal will be hammered out this week when some of the industry’s elite – including Peter Nicholson (BCE Inc) and Jocelyn Ghent-Mallett (former Industry Canada DG) – meet to decide how the money would be administered and handed out.

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