Industry Minister James Moore showed off the cover page of the government’s digital economy strategy at a speech on Friday, saying the long-awaited policy was close to release, according to a report. “When we put forward the policy there will be some policy initiatives, some investment initiatives and some new things that I think will be well received in terms of a true, comprehensive and effective digital policy," Moore said, as reported by the Canadian Press. Moore was speaking at a conference in Ottawa put on by the Manning Centre, a Conservative think-tank. He showed the cover of the digital strategy, called "Digital Canada 150,” as part of slide show accompanying his speech, the Canadian Press reported. Moore told the wire service the digital strategy would be “broad-based” and “substantive,” addressing economic questions as well as cultural policies including measures to expand Canadian content. In an exclusive story on Jan. 30, The Wire Report reported that the digital economy strategy was finalized and would be released soon. Members of the information and communications industries have awaited a formal digital economy strategy since mid-2009, when then-industry minister Tony Clement said Canadians could expect to see “movement” on some segments of the policy later that year.Since then, the government has held multiple consultations on the file, including a public consultation in 2010, and meetings with provincial ministers in 2012. Moore told The Wire Report in December that the digital economy strategy would be a “front-burner issue” in early 2014. He said the government considers new anti-spam regulations it introduced that month to be part of the digital strategy.