Prime Minister - Premier Ministre
The Right Honourable - Le Très Honorable
P.C., M.P. - C.P., député
I am pleased to offer my congratulations to the Canadian Committee,
1996 World Internet Exposition for its efforts to create a Canadian
presence for this international cyberspace showcase.
It has been said that the creation and growth of the Internet will
change our daily lives in the same fundamental way that the invention
of the printing press, the light bulb and automobile did for our
forebears. The 1996 World Internet Exposition offers participating
countries a timely opportunity to display their technological
prowess to a burgeoning and sophisticated international audience.
And as a nation on the cutting edge of technical innovation and
telecommunications, Canada has the potential to play a leading
role in the growth and evolution of global communications.
Encouraging Canadians to exploit the many business opportunities
presented by the Internet is also in keeping with our government's
Jobs and Growth Agenda. We believe that the key to Canada's future
prosperity in the global economy lies in our ability to build on
and expand the accomplishments we have made in knowledge-based
industries, like information technology, telecommunications and,
naturally, the information highway. A strong Canadian presence at
the exposition will both enhance our expertise and provide
marvellous international exposure for our firms.
I wish you well in implementing your imaginative blueprint for a
Canadian site for the 1996 Internet World Exposition. And on behalf
of the people of Canada, I thank you for taking up the challenge.