Ontario Liberal Leadership candidate suggests chip-based system could save $8-10 billion annually
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
-National association commends Murray for position on making government
Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidate Glen
Murray MPP said Monday at a speech at the Toronto Board of Trade that
investing in a chip-based system to provide government services could
save the province anywhere from $8-10 billion annually.
Mr. Murray indicated that using new technology to deliver better service
at a lower cost would create efficiencies and improve security and
convenience for Ontarians.
ACT Canada, a non-profit association whose members drive payment
evolution and digital identity, agrees with this position and commended
Mr. Murray, offering to provide industry expertise to make smarter
government a reality when the next Premier is sworn in.
"Glen Murray is showing leadership on the importance of the Ontario
government improving the security and efficiency of the way it delivers
services. This is a very important discussion to have," said Catherine
Johnston, President & CEO of ACT Canada.
"The technologies are there, the expertise is there and the
best-practices are well-established. All we need to enable Ontario to
deliver more secure, efficient and convenient public services is the
political will to do so and it looks as though we are making headway,"
said Ms. Johnston who has been in discussions with all three major
Ontario parties on the issue.
ACT Canada is a non-profit association, federally-incorporated in 1989.
As an educator, enabler, influencer and advocate for members, ACT
Canada is the internationally-recognized authority, trusted knowledge
resource and catalyst for change in payments and secure identity.\
SOURCE: ACT Canada
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SOURCE: ACT Canada
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