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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 Canada.ca/results.

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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 Open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca.

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October 24, 2017

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Costa Rica to talk about open government. I attended the fifth annual regional conference on open government to further our partnerships within the open government community (AbreLatam) and open data (ConDatos). It was an inspiring, motivating experience, and I’d like to share a few of my top lessons.

Continue reading "Building a Global Movement: Collaborating to Open Governments"...

October 20, 2017

Back in the summer I was asked to attend the annual ICA Conference, which took place in Tokyo Japan, and focused on Bold Digital Government: Leading through Disruption...

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