Minister of Industry / Ministre de l'Industrie
Ottawa Canada K1A 0H5
The Honourable / L'honorable
John Manley P.C., M.P. c.p. député
Jan. 26, 96
Mr. David Sutherland
Canadian Internet World Exposition Committee
Computing and Communication Services
401 Robertson Hall
ll25 Colonel By Drive
Dear Mr. Sutherland:
Thank you for your letter of November 14, 1995, detailing your
proposal for a Canadian presence at the Internet 1996 World Exposition.
I regret the delay in replying to you.
The site, as you have proposed it, will showcase Canadian strengths
and abilities to an interested and ever--expanding international
forum. Canada and Canadians have much to offer the world in the
areas of technical innovation, telecommunications, culture and
tourism. This event is a unique opportunity to highlight these
capabilities and gives Canadians a role in shaping the emerging
world of global communications.
All of these features are fundamental to this government's Jobs
and Growth Agenda. Expanding the information highway and innovation
in information technologies and telecommunications are key to
Canada's growth in a global knowledge-based economy. Canadian
firms have the ability to be world leaders in many areas surrounding
the growing information highway, and the Internet 1996 World Exposition
is an excellent opportunity to further enrich this expertise as
well as proudly promote our firms, resources and culture to the
The Canadian initiative you have outlined is an ambitious and
exciting one, giving Canada a strong presence at the exposition
and a lasting infrastructure for the future. I support your efforts
and wish you well as you strive to make this event a success.
Thank you for taking up the challenge of developing a Canadian
site for this important world event.
Yours very truly,