The next phase of consultations on Open Government has been launched with the goal of discovering what Canadians think about the proposed ideas and activities generated since Treasury Board President Tony Clement started discussions in May. This latest phase of consultations will be open until mid-September and Canadians can participate by visiting data.gc.ca.
Proposed activities that will contribute to Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0 will continue to be posted on data.gc.ca over the coming weeks for feedback from Canadians. The goal of Open Government is a more cost-effective, efficient and responsive government, as the Government seeks to facilitate openness, innovation and economic opportunities.
The Action Plan on Open Government is part of Canada’s commitment to the Open Government Partnership (OGP). Currently numbering 64 affiliated countries worldwide, the OGP welcomed Canada as a member in March 2012. In line with the OGP, Canada endorses the Open Government Declaration and will deliver its second action plan developed with public consultation this fall. Canada is seeking to provide citizens with more open data and information, and to increase opportunities to learn about and participate in government.