Welcome to the fourth issue of the Digital Policy Salon briefing.
How are you doing? We’ve seen quite the whirlwind of events lately, and it’s very understandable if some of us are feeling a bit ground down as social isolation isn’t easing up.
This week’s briefing takes a look at the Canadian digital economy in all its forms: read on to learn about the internet tax debate and whether or not Canada’s broadband infrastructure can weather social distancing. We zoom in on Alberta, looking at oil’s free fall and economic diversification in the province. Finally, we include an interview on tech for concussion prevention, and a story from our first guest writer, Alina Balean, on how she became a professional UX designer for Google.
Before we jump into it, we partnered with Nova Scotia’s tech association, Digital Nova Scotia, to produce a COVID-19 impact study for the province’s tech community.
If you or your staff are located in Nova Scotia, please take a few minutes to complete our Nova Scotia impact survey
, enabling us to better communicate your needs to policymakers and support you during these times.
We are working with other partners to release similar surveys across Canada soon—if you’d like to assist, please reach out
- Tyler & Faun