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July 12, 2010

In response to the government’s public consultation regarding a Digital Economy Strategy for Canada, the Council of Canadian Academies assembled a small expert panel to develop an unbiased and balanced report to inform the government and its work.

Drawing on the analysis from the Council’s 2009 report, Innovation and Business Strategy: Why Canada Falls Short, the Expert Panel on Digital Technologies and Innovation finds that the Digital Economy Strategy can play an important role in addressing Canada’s weak productivity growth. The panel restricted its attention to the economic aspects of a digital strategy, specifically to the linkage between digital technologies, innovation, and productivity. By building on previous work, this report leverages the accumulating expertise of the Council and its panels.

Submitted to the government on July 9, 2010, the full report is available for download on the Digital Economy webpage.

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