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Shaping Canada’s 4th Plan on Open Government

Thank you for sharing your ideas, experiences, insights, and stories on what open government means to you, what is or isn’t working well so far, and where you think open government needs to go.

Your input and ideas submitted below helped us form the draft commitments for Canada’s 2018-20 National Action Plan on Open Government.

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Submission to Ideas Discussion for Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2018–20

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    This already exists in other democracies. I'm not talking about getting voters out for every question but for contentious issues such as the legalization of marijuana, lowering the voting age to 16, embedding greater technology in Canadian democracy,…

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      Where politicians and the media communicate the loudest, it would be beneficial to the public to be able to hear arguments for governing processes from public servants themselves (anon. optional).  Open Government should enable government…

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        Appropriate time and resources  to make the lives of the Canadian Veterans who served there country to make Canada a safe and secure place to live. Homeless and at risk Veterans must be identified and offered assistance both financially and medically…

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          The vast northern part of Canada is sparsely populated.  Without those hardy souls who live there we cannot lay claim that the territory is part of Canada.  The cost for a family of four to travel from Iqualit to western Canada is close to $12,000.00…

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            when a skilled immigrant come to Canada, the very powerful mental stress he/she need to encounter with, how to do micromanagement of to get-ride-of from his/her mental stress and how to best fit hi/her in Canada

              Need more datasets on the Open governement data website, not less.

                I am not Canadian or the political personality of any country.I am just a common people.But these ordinary people choosing an extraordinary government.And this extraordinary government taking a brave step about open government.So let's greet this step…

                  Free Day Care for Children 12mo - 4 years old, which would help parents raise good, responsible and strong children who are the future of the nation.  Inspiration can be taken from the French day care system and Montessori method when designing a…

                    Yay Open Government

                      Criminals and tax evaders use legitimate Canadian investments like real estate to ‘clean’ dirty money, and this is called snow washing. Canada has become an international destination for setting up secret companies to “snow wash” illicit funds from…

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                        Submission to Ideas Discussion for Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2018–20

                          I would like to see examples of the actual "open and Transparent Government" the Liberals spoke of during their election. Another election promise broken by the Liberals it seems!!!!!! "We’re building Canada’s next two-year action plan on open…

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                            Submission to Ideas Discussion for Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2018–20

                              Though the potential of open data is there, and we now have a huge amount of open data available for use from all levels of government, the promise of startups and civil society organizations being able to make use of that data in new and novel ways…

                                A note about me: I am an active Canadian who can tell when she is being lied to and promptly educates herself on what the truth should be. I am a small business owner in BC who was very active in removing Campbell, Harper and Clark from the political…

                                  The government of Canada should replace the Gazette process for consulting on regulations with an integrated e-regs platform that allows Canadians to view all regulations with proposed changes, to comment on those changes and subscribe to regulations…

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                                      Criminals and tax evaders use legitimate Canadian investments like real estate to ‘clean’ dirty money, and this is called snow washing. Canada has become an international destination for setting up secret companies to “snow wash” illicit funds from…

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                                        Where politicians and the media communicate the loudest, it would be beneficial to the public to be able to hear arguments for governing processes from public servants themselves (anon. optional).  Open Government should enable government…

                                          Criminals and tax evaders use legitimate Canadian investments like real estate to ‘clean’ dirty money, and this is called snow washing. Canada has become an international destination for setting up secret companies to “snow wash” illicit funds from…

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                                            Submission to Ideas Discussion for Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2018–20

                                              Open Government needs to create serious venues for addressing really tough and "NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO TALK ABOUT"  issues facing Canadians. We need to bring these issues out into the open from their "neat little hiding places", where they've been…

                                                Yay Open Government

                                                  A note about me: I am an active Canadian who can tell when she is being lied to and promptly educates herself on what the truth should be. I am a small business owner in BC who was very active in removing Campbell, Harper and Clark from the political…

                                                    I would like to see examples of the actual "open and Transparent Government" the Liberals spoke of during their election. Another election promise broken by the Liberals it seems!!!!!! "We’re building Canada’s next two-year action plan on open…

                                                      Though the potential of open data is there, and we now have a huge amount of open data available for use from all levels of government, the promise of startups and civil society organizations being able to make use of that data in new and novel ways…

                                                        There is no good reason we can't start giving young people voting rights earlier, incrementally. Start with local bylaw voting rights in junior high or younger, voting on municipal and then provincial matters / representatives in high school. Support…

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                                                          Appropriate time and resources  to make the lives of the Canadian Veterans who served there country to make Canada a safe and secure place to live. Homeless and at risk Veterans must be identified and offered assistance both financially and medically…

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                                                            So, I've lived in about 7 countries in the world and thought about sharing some very simple ideas that could IMPACT MASSIVELY Canada to lower CO2 emissions. 

                                                            1) It doesn't make sense to have just one fast lane on the HIGHWAY for…