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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"...

September 8, 2017

The past weeks have been positively exhilarating (and a little exhausting) in many ways. We're currently in the midst of a very exciting project: in July, we launched our new Open by Default Portal Pilot. This was just the beginning of an incredible journey to simplify the government procurement process.

Continue reading "Simplifying procurement process in action: meet our judges"...

August 9, 2017

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat had the immense privilege of receiving the Global Shapers community on Thursday, July 13, for an intensive design jam on four issues that the federal public service is facing:

Continue reading "Youth and the use of open data: allow creativity to flourish"...