The Hill: Ottawa puts its money where its mouth is for rural broadband

Rural municipalities and farm leaders are welcoming the announcement of $225 million in federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to rural Canada


Governments, political parties and political leaders love to talk about their love for rural Canada.

The Chrétien-Martin Liberals had their “rural lens” that produced little concrete result.

Current Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has made the “rural-urban divide” one of his themes, insisting it is a national unity issue and one of the great cleavages in modern Canada. And he says he does not want to lead a party or a government that represents only urban Canada, as the Liberal Party has come to be seen.

Better Farming - October 2009