Open Government Blog


January 8, 2018

The Government of Canada is committed to openness and transparency. When we open government, we need to open it to all Canadians, regardless of their accessibility needs.

That’s why I’m thrilled that the Treasury Board Secretariat is making what I hope will be a transformative investment. We’re putting out a contract for an innovative, open source solution to help improve accessibility. We’re making the investment to help make Government and its information truly open by default, for all Canadians.

Continue reading "Investing in Accessibility"...

December 14, 2017

I went back to school this week, albeit as a guest speaker to a group of about 90 girls from grades 6 through 8 at D. Roy Kennedy Public School in Ottawa.

Continue reading "Hackathon inspires girls to gain knowledge and tech courage"...

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.

Continue reading "What do we do at the Results & Delivery Unit - and why?"...

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.

Continue reading "Global Leadership in Open Government is Canadian"...

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

Continue reading "Improved reporting across government"...