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People want to increase taxes on the rich. All that is doing is making it harder for people of no wealth to ascend to wealth.
April 06, 2022: Nancy O'Neill commented on Abolish the Senate:
The Senate is old and archaic and is no longer needed, I proposed a complete restructuring, of the government systems in Canada (Abolishment to bri
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Is Larry free yet??
April 03, 2022: david tully commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
people here have it all wrong. we need an electronic consumption tax at 3 to
April 01, 2022: James Hinds commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
I agree however, the Justin Trudeau government appear tone deaf. Rising cost of living and stagnant salaries continues to hurt Canadian families.
March 31, 2022: Nain commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
Income Tax is a scam run on the taxpayers to fund wasteful govt. policies, pensions of politicians (and their lifestyle).
March 24, 2022: JSingh commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
As a family of 6 we lose motivation to work harder to get ahead because of the taxation system.
March 24, 2022: Kyle commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
Tiered sales tax %, based on net worth of individuals (not income) for goods that are not essential (i.e. not groceries, energy, healthcare etc.).
March 20, 2022: Darryl commented on Abolish Income Tax, Increase Consumption Tax:
Abolish income tax. It's a remnant of the past, like daylight savings time. Having HST go from 13%-20% seems like an overreach.
Thank you for helping shape the future of open government in Canada! Public consultation on the draft commitments is now closed.
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.
From July 23 to August 13, 2018 we asked if you thought we got it right and gathered your thoughts on how we could strengthen the plan. Take a look at the links below to see the comments we received.
All comments on the draft plan are now being shared with Government of Canada departments and agencies that are leading on commitments. Stay tuned as we finalize and implement the plan, incorporating what we have learned from you.
Draft commitments for our next National Action Plan on Open Government
You can view comments received on each of the commitments below via Google Docs:
- User-friendly open government
- Financial transparency and accountability
- Corporate transparency
- Digital government and services
- Open science
- Healthy democracy
- Access to Information
- Feminist and inclusive open government
- Reconciliation and open government
- Leadership and collaboration
You can also view comments received directly on the draft commitments through our open information portal.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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