Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat



Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

April 24, 2014 15:17 ET

Minister Clement Launches Consultations on Open Government

Government of Canada Seeks Input on Open Data, Open Information, and Open Dialogue

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Today, the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, launched a three-part consultation regarding Canada's Action Plan on Open Government. The objective of the first phase, taking place online at data.gc.ca, is to determine how Canadians want to be engaged and informed on Open Government, and how citizens prefer to provide feedback to advance the Government's second Action Plan on Open Government.

The Government of Canada released its first Action Plan on Open Government in 2012 as part of a commitment to promote openness and transparency. Consultation results will help in the selection of key Open Government activities that will make the Government more transparent and accessible to Canadians.

Feedback from citizens, the private sector, civil society and other levels of government is invaluable in the evolution of Open Government. The Government welcomes ongoing comments and suggestions as it continues developing Canada's Action Plan on Open Government.

Quick Facts

• The Open Government consultations will run from April 2014 until September 2014 in three phases.

• The first phase of consultation seeks input on the consultation approach itself, and can be accessed at the Open Government Portal, data.gc.ca. Participants can make their views known online, by email, or by writing a letter.

• The focus of the second phase will be on generating ideas, both in person with round tables, and via online discussions, where questions from Canadians about Open Government topics will be welcomed. In addition, Canadians will be able to comment and submit ideas at data.gc.ca.

• In the final phase, the Government of Canada will be seeking to engage with Canadians to refine and strengthen the potential commitments. This phase consists of open discussion on the potential activities to be included in Canada's second Action Plan on Open Government identified in phase two.

• A report on the findings from all three phases of the consultation will be published later in the year, and summaries of comments will be posted at regular intervals.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to engaging Canadians on Open Government initiatives in order to build a nation that is more innovative and more informed. By participating in these consultations, Canadians can have a direct hand in ensuring our Action Plan on Open Government 2.0 is realistic and effective."

- Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board.

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