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NB Aims for Digital Government

The New Brunswick government is teaming up with TechImpact with the goal of producing the first truly digital government in North America.

Premier Brian Gallant and Ed McGinley, CEO of TechImpact (formerly the New Brunswick Information Technology Council), jointly announced the initiative at a press conference in Fredericton Thursday.   

Working together, they plan to create a digital hub for public services that will transform the way government and its citizens communicate and work with one another.

“This initiative is the catalytic moment that will kick everything into high gear,” McGinley said Thursday.  “R&D and especially BERD [business enterprise research and development] are recognized as key economic indicators.  We don’t have nearly enough of it happening in Atlantic Canada.  We need to create an environment where this can happen.  It is our opinion that this lab or hub will spark that investment.”

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