The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the urgent need for universal robust connectivity from coast to coast to coast. As lockdown measures transform the way we shop, learn, and even receive health care, a lack of reliable internet access is a not just an isolating hindrance to far too many Canadians, but also a significant barrier to unlocking Canada’s true potential in the 21st century economy. Keeping Canada Connected will explore how we can use this moment of crisis to make generational improvements to connectivity infrastructure.
Keeping Canada Connected is part of Canada 2020’s new media series Crisis to Resilience. Learn more about our new media series here.
12:30pm – Panel Discussion
Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada
Michèle Beck, Vice President, North American Sales, Telesat
Dean Prevost, President of Rogers for Business, Rogers Communications
Willa Black, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CISCO
Moderated by Alex Paterson, Executive Director, Canada 2020
1:30pm – Fireside Conversation
The Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Women and Gender Equality
Sarah Minnes, President, Canadian Rural Revitalization Fund
The audience will be able to ask questions via Zoom and YouTube for the Panel Discussion and the Fireside Conversation.