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Ontario digital media fund on hold as government reviews its future direction

News | 07/25/2001 4:00 am EDT

The Ontario government has cut off funding applications to its much ballyhooed Interactive Digital Media Fund as it reviews what to do with the program’s remaining cash. Launched in 1999, the five-year, $10-million initiative has awarded about $6.4 million to six projects so far, and now officials at the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology are meeting with the department’s minister, Jim Wilson, to discuss the possibility of another funding competition in the fall, and how it should be structured.

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