Nova Scotia Premier, Darrell Dexter, has joined the i-CANADA Council of Governors: Nation wide support continues to expand with Premiers & Mayors

June 2, 2011 – Nova Scotia Premier, Darrell Dexter, has signed on to support i-CANADA as a member of i-CANADA’s Governing Council, joining his New Brunswick counterpart, Premier David Alward, along with other Provincial Premiers, business leaders, and community stakeholders across the country in developing the “Intelligent Nation.” This commitment to boost the Canadian economy through the use of high-speed networking aligns with the Province of Nova Scotia’s own goals to ensure the creation of quality jobs and economic growth through its ‘jobsHERE’ initiative.
 
“We are pleased to welcome Premier Dexter to our Governing Council. His longstanding dedication to community development and the people of Nova Scotia provide the skills and proven track record to serve both Nova Scotia and Canada in this new role,” says Bill Hutchison, Chair of i-CANADA. “In the spirit of i-CANADA, Premier Dexter has also shown leadership and guidance in support of e-Nova Scotia, the province’s digital strategy to adopt the internet as a tool of innovation.”

The objective of the i-CANADA program is to support at least 30 Canadian communities in competing internationally for the Intelligent Community of the Year Award and other global recognition.  i-CANADA’s vision of intelligent ultra-broadband communications will accelerate Canada’s rate of business and social innovation and the rapid growth of young companies.

“National leadership, interest and support as well as local community motivation and effort are necessary for the creation of an intelligent nation.  The benefits being achieved by the world’s leading Intelligent Communities include economic growth, incoming investment, job creation and new dimensions in social prosperity. Nova Scotia’s commitment to this program is exemplary of Atlantic Canada’s leadership in ultra broadband innovation,” adds Mr. Hutchison.

For more information on i-CANADA please visit: http://www.i-canada-network.ca/  


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