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Minister Clement Receives Input from Edmontonians on Open Government

Consultations held on Canada's Action Plan on Open Government 2.0

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/14 -- Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Today, Minister Clement heard from Canadians at a public workshop held in Edmonton as part of consultations on Canada's second Action Plan on Open Government. The consultations were launched in May to hear directly from Canadians about their suggestions to make it easier to access government services, communicate with government officials, and access valuable government information.

These ongoing consultations, both online and in person, are designed to produce an action plan that will provide a clear path towards greater openness and accountability in government, and enhanced innovation and economic opportunities for all Canadians through Open Data. Consultations will also be held in Fredericton and Halifax in the coming weeks.

Canada's second Action Plan on Open Government will build on the successes of the first Action Plan, such as the Open Government Licence, the Open Government Portal (data.gc.ca), and events like the CODE appathon, which encourage entrepreneurship and economic activity to benefit Canadians. Quick Facts

--  Canada has been a member of the Open Government Partnership, which now
    includes over 60 countries worldwide, since April 2012.
--  The Government of Canada released its first Action Plan on Open
    Government in 2012, structured along three streams: Open Information,
    Open Data, and Open Dialogue.
--  Consultations on the development of Canada's Action Plan on Open
    Government 2.0 will run until fall 2014 in three phases.
--  A report on the findings from all three phases of the consultations will
    be published later this year, and summaries of ideas and comments
    submitted are being posted at regular intervals.
--  You can find more details on upcoming in-person events on data.gc.ca.
    Confirmed dates for events include:
--  September 10 - Fredericton, New Brunswick (Expert Panel)
--  September 11 - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Please send an email to [email protected] if you are interested in participating in one of the upcoming workshops.

Quotes

"We've been to six cities so far to seek out your views on our next Action Plan on Open Government," said Minister Clement, "and now we are happy to be touching down in Edmonton. Action Plan 2.0 will reflect a cross-section of Canadians participating in government through sharing their input. Our ultimate goal is to create a more cost effective, transparent and responsive government."

- Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board

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- Canada's Action Plan on Open Government 2.0 Consultation

-- Phase 1: Consultation Plan (includes details on upcoming in-person events)

-- Phase 2: Idea Dialogue

-- Phase 3: Activities Discussion

- Open Government Portal

Associated Links

- Consulting With Canadians

- Open Government Partnership

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