33% of Canadians use e-government sites

More than 60% of Canada's online population are turning to public sector Web sites. In the period between November of 2002 and January of this year some sites, like that of Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, experienced a 155% change in the number of unique visitors, said comScore Media Metrix Canada.

More than 60% of Canada's online population are turning to public sector Web sites. In the period between November of 2002 and January of this year some sites, like that of Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, experienced a 155% change in the number of unique visitors, said comScore Media Metrix Canada. Apart from federal sites, provincial portals are also attracting visitors, particularly in Alberta and Ontario. Overall, comScore said 33% of Canadians are turning to government sites as a form of communications channel.