Open Government Blog


October 20, 2017

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Unidentified Female: (Off microphone.) Alex, it’s time for your (inaudible).

Alex Benay: All right. So I guess this is where these guys are going to want to start hearing about exponential government versus linear government, what actually that may mean in a Canadian context.

Continue reading "Bold, Digital Government"...

October 5, 2017

This summer, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers of agriculture endorsed the Plant and Animal Health Strategy (PAHS) for Canada.

Continue reading "Co-creation and open policy making"...

September 22, 2017

I’ve just returned from New York City and the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Every fall for 72 years, the UN’s now-193 member states have convened to seek solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. It’s an important opportunity for Canada to promote multilateralism and the rules-based international order, advance human rights, including gender equality, and champion diversity and inclusion.

Continue reading "Spotlight on Open Government at the United Nations"...

September 21, 2017

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Government of Canada in this new world dominated by platforms revolutionizing entire industries such as Uber, Airbnb or Alibaba, I frequently ask myself “How long will it be before governments worldwide are ‘platformed’?” This is a central question, not only to my work, but to the daily life of every Canadian citizen.

Continue reading "Adapting the Government of Canada to a new digital and interconnected era"...

September 19, 2017

Open Government and Open Science are important values for the Federal Science Library (FSL). The FSL implementation was a commitment under Canada's Action Plan on Open Government. On March 6, 2017, the FSL Portal officially launched to the public, marking an important milestone for openness and transparency.

Continue reading "“Just the facts” from the Federal Science Library"...