Ottawa

Published: October 17th, 2002

The recent throne speech, indicating the government’s focus on a sweeping social agenda, for the first time in several years contained no direct mention of IT. Though levels of concern vary, the consensus among experts is that the Government On-Line (GOL) project and the government’s commitment to information technology is, for the time being anyway, safe.

Gaylen Duncan, president of the Mississauga, Ont.-based Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), was not surprised by IT’s lack of mention.

“Given the fact he (Prime Minister Jean Chr