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Canada gets its first Minister for Digital Government

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Scott BrisonThe Government of Canada has appointed Scott Brison as the Minister for Digital Government.

He is currently the President of the Treasury Board of Canada.

He will head the Ministry responsible for providing e-governance services to the citizens.

Last year, the Canadian Government has launched the Canadian Digital Service under the Treasury Board to push the digital government services in the country.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also elevated the post of Government CIO  to a Deputy Minister-level position that will support the Minster for Digital Government.

“This change is a reflection of the government’s commitment to redefine this role to better protect Canadians’ data and strengthen information technology in the federal government,” Trudeau said.

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