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DFAIT offers unpaid web building project to showcase Canadian art at G8 Summit

News | 05/01/2002 4:00 am EDT
G8 Summit officials are defending their decision not to offer financial compensation for a web site and CD-ROM worth roughly $45,000, citing the international showcase opportunity for the company chosen to develop the online gallery. While the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) official in charge of the project makes no apologies for asking new media companies to work for free on the site, industry watchers are questioning whether the final result will meet quality standards suitable to showcase the best and brightest of the Canadian industry.

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