Annual Meeting - Canadian Smart Communities - Shawinigan
The city of Shawinigan, home of the Carrefour virtuel de la Mauricie (www.carrefourvirtuel.qc.ca), the Quebec pilot project, hosted an important national meeting for project leaders from the twelve smart communities selected under Industry Canada’s Smart Communities Program (smartcommunities.ic.gc.ca), from October 24 to 26, 2002.
Mr. Jacques Léger, Executive Director and Mr. Charles-Édouard Landry, Administrative and Financial Services Director represented the CIPA. Discussions focused on the durability and sustainability of projects, evaluation plans, new programs and Web servers. A meeting which, according to our representatives, was a very productive one since new contacts were made with various intervenors, allowing us to foresee more concrete action in the development of the CIPA’s objectives.