Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a recent attack ad from Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives blaming the federal Liberals for COVID-19 variants crossing the border. Trudeau says political leaders are under a certain amount of stress and some may choose to point fingers, lay blame and engage in personal attacks.
“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” When George Orwell wrote those words in the original preface to Animal Farm in the 1940s, the internet did not yet exist. It still didn’t years later when Orwell introduced us to the Thought Police and warned of Big Brother watching in 1984.
Pulling off a successful virtual event is no easy task, especially when there are thousands of attendees to cater to, but it can also present opportunities to rethink your entire event strategy. Such was the case for VidCon, an annual conference for digital creators that typically attracts 75,000 attendees. It was one of the first events canceled due to Covid-19 last March. But rather than cancel outright, the organizers decided to transform the four-day, in-person conference into a summer-long digital program.
With the digital economy continuing to grow rapidly, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber security is an ever-increasing concern for Canadians and businesses. A strong cyber security sector will cement Canadians’ trust in the digital economy. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring Canada is a global leader in cyber security innovation and talent development.