HELEN MCDONALD is Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications at Industry Canada. Helen McDonald has held various positions at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, at the former Department of Communications, and at Industry Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat. At Treasury Board Secretariat, Ms. McDonald was responsible for articulating a strategy for the on-line provision of government services. As Assistant Deputy Minister at Industry Canada, Ms. McDonald oversees Canada’s transition to a network economy by promoting the development and use of world class information and communications technologies for the economic, social and cultural benefit of all Canadians. Responsibilities include the Communications Research Centre Canada, spectrum management, advocacy and support to the ICT industry, the rural broadband program, and policies in support of electronic commerce.