The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has released
on e-commerce in Canada (I appeared before the committee last October).
The report has sixteen recommendations, but none are particularly
innovative or surprising. They include emphasizing e-commerce in the
forthcoming digital economy strategy, increasing affordability of
Internet service, bringing anti-spam legislation into force, and
(oddly) the need for ISPs to provide 24/7 tech support. The report also
includes an inaccurate
to a completed digital economy strategy, though it actually points only
to a consultation document. The NDP offers a supplementary opinion that
provides more interesting recommendations including setting aside
proceeds from the spectrum auction to enhance broadband deployment,
resuming Statistics Canada research on e-commerce, and establishing a
digital literacy task force.
TagsShareTuesday May 08, 2012