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Government of Canada continues research and targeted engagement on implementation models for a potential Public Safety Broadband Network
By: PR Newswire
May. 19, 2017 05:36 PM
OTTAWA, May 19, 2017 /CNW/ - The safety and security of Canadians is very important to the Government of Canada. Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a commitment of $3 million in 2017-18 to engage diverse stakeholders and produce evidence-based analysis on implementation models for a potential Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN).
New technology offers the potential to improve the safety and security of Canadians, including through improved communications infrastructure for first responders and governments.
This engagement and analysis will provide the opportunity to better understand the potential benefits of a Public Safety Broadband Network, and will support decision making moving forward.
"Our first responders consistently go above and beyond to protect the safety and security of all Canadians. This investment in evidence-based analysis and stakeholder engagement on implementation models for a potential Public Safety Broadband Network reflects our commitment to ensuring that the decisions we take going forward to support these critical operations are both affordable and effective."
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
"First responders face several communications challenges during a crisis. By investing in evidence-based analysis and engaging with diverse stakeholders, we are ensuring that we assess possible options for the potential implementation of a Public Safety Broadband Network. This investment will help us to learn more about the views and experiences of provinces, territories, municipalities industry and the public safety community, and the challenges they face in keeping Canadians safe."
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
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For more information, please visit the website www.publicsafety.gc.ca.
SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
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