September 14, 2021: Dee Snuts commented on Abolish the Senate:
i really like the senates cause they make canada canada. they are there for a reason to.
September 13, 2021: Dan Reynolds commented on Abolish the Senate:
imagine dragons would not approve 🙅♀️🙅♀️ don't need to be canadian to have an opinion
September 13, 2021: ben dover commented on Abolish the Senate:
we should really keep the senates. there really good and my brither is one so ya.
September 12, 2021: William Lylack commented on Abolish the Senate:
Senators are appointed for life. This is an undemocratic body of government and essentially politically rewards for performance.
August 30, 2021: Shane Graham commented on Abolish the Senate:
There is no logic or reason to senators being chosen by a prime minister and serving life terms from arbitrary regions. remove the senate.
August 30, 2021: Ravi commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
Income tax should be abolished. We already pay tax on everything. Why is the government trying to use people’s hard earned money for its own gain?
August 20, 2021: David Graham commented on Abolish the Senate:
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August 19, 2021: Joseph Olstad commented on Postal Codes:
I added a comment a few weeks ago but it didn't show up here. Are the moderators able to approve comments here? We need postal codes.
August 18, 2021: Florian commented on Abolish the Senate:
Definetly weird royalist pratice
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From October 2017 to April 2018 we connected with Canadians online and across the country. Our goal was to hear what Canadians wanted to see in the plan. With over 5,000 comments and with the help of civil society and Government of Canada departments, we developed a set of possible commitments.
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Thank you for sharing your comments and for raising the importance of having a strong vision for open government. We agree that the site needs improvement! Open government is evolving and maturing in Canada, and internationally, at lightning speed. That’s partly why we take an iterative approach, developing our strategic priorities through consultation with Canadians and publishing them through our national action plans on open government every two years.
We agree that open.canada.ca could be better organized to find information – this is something we are actively working on. For example, there are ongoing efforts to ensure we are publishing meaningful assets, refocusing on quality versus quantity. And in terms of findability on the website, we have worked to improve our metadata and our search engine optimization. In addition, we are in the process of undergoing UX testing and updates that will ensure that users are finding the information they’re looking for in a timely manner. Regarding to content and context, we are moving towards a “publish with a purpose” approach, while still promoting the open by default mindset. For example the GC Service Inventory offers a detailed view into how the government delivers services to Canadians. The Grants and Contributions dataset offers insight into how government provides funding to support programming for Canadians. The Government of Canada makes the Departmental Results Report available as Open Data in order to be as transparent as possible on the performance of our programs, including the Open Government Program. Core information on the government’s areas of focus (such as Government priorities) is listed on Canada.ca.
We recognize there is a lot of information out there, and more work on our end to link different transparency efforts can also help to increase structure and direction. We would welcome any further feedback on specific things you would like to see improved on the site.
You have shared important feedback with us – and we thank you! We appreciate that you have been following the file for many years, and we hope to see your continued engagement as Open Government advances.
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Nous avons décidé d'utiliser Google docs puisque c'est un outil qui permet de rejoindre toutes les communautés à travers le Canada, ce que ne permet pas GCdocs. Nous avons également publié l'ébauche de nos engagements sur notre portail d'information: https://ouvert.canada.ca/data/fr/dataset/1540d4ce-5498-4a61-a929-f810ad3c2d95.
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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. For our team, the involvement and inclusion of Indigenous Peoples is fundamental to Open Government work. In developing the 2018-20 National Action Plan, our team has had ongoing engagement with representatives of Indigenous rights holders and stakeholders and we are excited to do more.
The 2018-20 National Action Plan includes a commitment towards Reconciliation and Open Government. To better reflect the spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, we committed to engaging with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to explore an approach to reconciliation and open government, in the spirit of building relationships of trust and mutual respect.
We encourage you to take a look at the commitment. If you have more ideas or suggestions, we are always very happy to receive feedback. You can email us at email@example.com.
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