We are pleased to highlight the publication of the open data inventories across the Government of Canada for the very first time. Knowing the full range of information the Government of Canada is creating or collecting is the first step in making data and information more open.
The Government of Canada is currently finalizing its Action Plan on Open Government 2.0. Phase 3 of the Open Government consultation—on now— focuses on discussing and refining suggestions from the idea generation phase, or "Idea Dialogue."
Fall 2014 has turned out to be an exceptionally important and busy season for open government in Canada: we finalized Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0, issued the Open Government Directive, and re-launched Canada’s Open Government Portal, at open.canada.ca.
Here are some of the highlights:
Guest blogger: Kevin Quan of Team Quantified
When I read about the CODE hackathon in the news, I was excited about participating. I’ve been fascinated with using data in novel ways for my entire career and now I had an opportunity to work with the huge amount of data that the Government has collected.
By the Open Government Team
Today we released the Third Biennial Plan to the Open Government Partnership, a set of commitments to move Canada towards a more open and accountable government. We highly encourage you to read it, but we also recognize that it’s a pretty long document. So we wrote this blog to explain the plan, why it’s important, and what we think will be different in two years because of it.