The Government of Canada is promoting a new, Open Government consultation process. Open Open Gov Canada, Since the March 2011 launch of the Open Government initiative, the Canadian International Development Agency has joined the Open Data portal and posted 24 new data sets to the portal, and 33 other data sets have been added by various departments.
More about openGov in Canada… Launched in March 2011, the Government of Canada is pursuing Open Government through three main streams:
· Open Data: offering Government data in a more useful format to enable citizens, the private sector and non-government organizations to leverage it in innovative and value-added ways.
· Open Information: proactively releasing information, including information on government activities, to Canadians on an ongoing basis.
· Open Dialogue: giving Canadians a stronger say in Government policies and priorities, and expanding engagement through Web 2.0 technologies.
The consultation will continue until January 16, 2012 and can be accessed from the Open Government web site at: http://www.open.gc.ca/index-eng.asp.
See more details HERE Minister Clement Announces Open Government Consultation
“We want to hear from Canadians on how we can advance the Open Government initiative in Canada”