Open Government Blog


December 4, 2017

I was very pleased that the Government recently launched Last week, the Results and Delivery Unit (RDU) posted the data set we’re using to track mandate letter commitments at, allowing anyone to poke around in the data and analyze it as they’d like.

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November 30, 2017

As you may know, Canada recently accepted a new leadership role with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) as co-chair for a two-year term. Last week, I represented our country in this role by participating in the OGP’s Americas Regional Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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November 15, 2017

Open and transparent government leads to better government for all Canadians.

As a government, we’ve been acting on this principle from the get-go. Back in November 2015, the Prime Minister made public the mandate letter commitments of each minister. This was a first. Now we’re reporting on our progress against these commitments with the launch of the new Mandate Tracker at

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November 1, 2017

A discussion on open source software and open standards in public administration took place last week at the Canada School of Public Service. Approximately 55 people attended in person while more than 450 participated online, with about 100 of these coming from the general public. The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Government of Canada (GC) clearly stated that the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) is not against using open source software and open standards.

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October 26, 2017

We are developing a set of principles to guide digital development in the Government of Canada. These will shape how we approach managing our information, our technology, and providing services. We have based these on international best practices and we’re looking for feedback. From October 26 until December 8, 2017, you will have the opportunity to comment on our draft set of principles, either by filling in the comment box at the bottom of this post, or by sending us an email at

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