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Industry committee  Chair and honourable members of the committee, it's a privilege to be here today on behalf of the Information Technology Association of Canada, also known as ITAC, to discuss the review of the Copyright Act. ITAC is the national voice of Canada's ICT industry, an industry that i

October 3rd, 2018Committee meeting

Nevin French

Government Operations committee  I think Ms. Mendès asked about how this can be introduced. I think governments could also look at allowing for flexibility from one department to another and not applying the cookie cutter, not saying “Thou must use solution x to whatever problems.” As André mentioned, I think it

February 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Nevin French

Government Operations committee  Part of that copy and paste is just the speed of getting it done. As Andy mentioned earlier, at times with procurement, certainly from what I've seen, if you know who you want and they have the experience and you just want to go ahead and do something, and yet you're still requir

February 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Nevin French

Government Operations committee  You kind of have the worst of both worlds there, because you'll end up.... In my experience, you go with a sole source if you have the exact perfect person. It will be under a certain amount, and you can just go ahead and do it, often for speed and efficiency and under the pressu

February 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Nevin French

Government Operations committee  As you mentioned, I come from within the government at both the federal and the provincial level, and Andy's slide saying that 90% of procurement outcomes are determined beforehand, I think, should be a real wake-up call about how that giant process really narrows down the field.

February 1st, 2018Committee meeting

Nevin French