The Canadian government needs to strengthen collaboration in order to influence necessary research and development in health care technology. This was the message that came out loud and clear from industry experts at yesterday's Critical Care Canada Forum at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
For Doug Horner, politics and agriculture are in his blood. Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, Horner and three generations before him have been involved with agriculture. His father, Dr. Hugh Horner, was a former minister of agriculture, and several uncles were also politically active. In conversation with senior writer Lisa Williams, it's clear that Horner is passionate about investing in education and technology.
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has yet to respond to some of the Secure Channel criticism reported in the media. PWGSC doesn't answer directly, but responds rather by action. InterGovWorld.com sat down with Steven Poole, chief executive officer of PWGSC, and Imran Mirza, senior director of Secure Channel, to get some answers.
President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister responsible for Infrastructure, Lucienne Robillard, said Thursday Canadians would be better served through online delivery of government information and services and announced additional funding of $120 million for the Government On-Line initiative.