Sherbrooke rewarded by federal government
The City of Sherbrooke, along with ten other Quebec cities, was once again rewarded for the excellence of their collaboration when it comes to information technology. They received the prestigious Distinction Award at the 2013 Canada’s Government Technology Event (CGTE) which was held, last Thursday, at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
The eleven Quebec cities, regrouped under the Reseau de l’informatique municipal du Quebec (RIMQ), took the award in the “Collaborative Effectiveness in municipal information technology” category. The large cities in Quebec have installed a fibre optic network which allows them to share programs used for payroll systems and the municipal court, among other things. This sharing has substantially diminished the costs of these information systems.
Besides Sherbrooke, the other cities that received the award were Gatineau, Laval, Levis, Longueuil, Montreal, Quebec, Saguenay, Terrebonne, Trois-Rivieres, Boucherville, Brossard and St. Lambert.