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Innovation Agenda consultation to include digital infrastructure

telecom | 06/14/2016 9:12 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Creating an environment where Canada can compete in the digital world is a “key priority” for the government as it develops its much-touted Innovation Agenda, which officials announced Tuesday would undergo public consultation this summer. During an afternoon press conference, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains, flanked by colleagues Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, outlined six “areas for action” the government will focus on to “build Canada as a...

No more industry minister, Bains becomes innovation minister

Media | 11/04/2015 10:30 pm EST

Navdeep Bains, MP for the Ontario riding of Mississauga-Malton, was named minister of innovation, science and economic development on Wednesday, a post intended to replace what was previously the position of industry minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were sworn in Wednesday, following the election of a Liberal government on Oct. 19. Though the 31-member cabinet did not include an industry minister, Privy Council Office spokesman Raymond Rivet confirmed in an email that the new innovation, science and economic development minister is the working title for the minister of...