We've watched the breakup of Nortel, Ottawa's anchor tenant, and for Ottawa's technology community we are in the trailing end of a global economic crisis. Many may have thought we've been witnessing the untimely death of Ottawa's technology industries, but I don't believe that's the case.
On the contrary, Ottawa is better positioned than ever to become a global leader. The market migrations and diversification we've experienced, coupled with our world-class talent, continue to lay the path to future success. Ottawa has definitely changed – and the new reality here includes new companies, new sectors, new success stories, renewed growth, revitalized energy and enormous potential.