Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the Digital Policy Salon briefing.
We look back to 2019 in this issue with our perspective piece and our featured research. Part 1 of a blog series on 2019 examines the contribution that the digital economy made to Canada, while our featured research takes a close look at one of Canada’s cybersecurity hubs: the province of New Brunswick, and its industry’s search for skilled professionals in a highly competitive sector. Looking forward to today, ICTC’s new whitepaper (to be featured in next week’s issue) discusses the Canadian policy landscape and the steps we can take to return to the successes of previous years with better outcomes for the environment, SMEs, supply chains, and workers. Don’t forget to register for our upcoming webinar on this paper, which will break down these policy recommendations.
Underlining the challenges that we face before we reach economic and social recovery, our interview piece from Senior Director of Research and Policy Alexandra Cutean examines the labour impacts of COVID-19, including consulting and remote work. Our second piece, the latest in our Tech and Human Rights Series, speaks with a scholar who takes a high-level approach to modeling the risks associated with emerging technologies. Finally, we’re reading about urban living patterns this week, and thinking about the potential long-term restructuring of the cities we’ve grown used to. Stay tuned and check out next week’s issue for more discussion of Canadian policy and our economic rebuild.
- Tyler & Faun