Tourism site’s place in cyberspace fuels feud

Cyberspace might have no boundaries but a digital kerfuffle over justwhere a key Ontario tourism website resides had the government on thedefensive Thursday and the opposition on the attack.

Cyberspace might have no boundaries but a digital kerfuffle over just where a key Ontario tourism website resides had the government on the defensive Thursday and the opposition on the attack.

The province’s Ministry of Tourism and the agency that handles its marketing says tourism websites are hosted in Canada, not in the United States as the New Democrats claim.

However, the NDP said they suspected the Liberal government was simply trying to stamp out an embarrassing story.

NDP researchers found the key website linked to Tourism Minister Michael Chan’s home page, Ontariotravel.net, was one of nine tourism sites hosted by a company in Michigan. Other sites — including springinontario.ca and fallinontario.com — are also listed with Electronic Data Systems of Pontiac, Mich.

The Ministry of Tourism said all of its data and websites are hosted by HP Canada in Markham and only the domain names are registered with EDS, which was purchased by HP Canada in 2008.

 
 
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