The Action Plan Consultation Dataset

June 11, 2015


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From April 24 to October 20, 2014, the Government of Canada conducted public consultations in support of developing Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2014-2016. A previous blog post, The Journey to Canada's Action Plan on Open Government 2014-16, described those consultations, and how we worked with the data collected. That post also introduced the What We Heard report that details the process of building an action plan out of a series of conversations with Canadians: a combination of in-person roundtables, online discussions, email campaigns, meetings with civil society, and more.

However, we thought we could go one step further. While we summarized Canadians’ input in the What We Heard report, we’re releasing the full dataset of the consultation comments and how we analyzed each comment within our consultation framework.

Consultation Datasets: Online Feedback and Raw Comments

Open Government Action Plan Consultation Data

The full explanations of our analysis are found in accompanying release notes, which will help you explore the two datasets:

  1. A compilation of feedback received during online consultations, as well as various in-person meetings and roundtables
  2. Raw comments submitted by participants in writing during sessions in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia

We’re encouraged by the way Canadians engaged and contributed to the development of Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2014-16 and of how the Action Plan sets an ambitious direction to make Canada more open, transparent, and accountable. We invite you to review the consultation input, and welcome your comments and analysis as we build the future of Open Government in Canada.

The Open Government team


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Submitted by Gisele Fournier on March 15, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Good afternoon, I had a chance to review the Open Government and the data set from PSPC. I saw there was a data set for the Termium Plus and thought a good idea would also be to include our live Real Estate Online system for sale of buildings to the private sector. A little about the Real Estate Online Site. It allows the general public to access and search for properties offered for sale by the Federal Government. User can search by location, price range, and/or listing category. Each property listing provides details of the site and pictures when available. E-mail links to the real estate broker or contact are provided to enable users to make further enquiries about a specific property. You can access the REO public site at If we are going to have a portal to share with the public we should think of adding these sorts of site to the portal. At the moment I understand the lack of housing for new immigrants and I though this site might be helpful. We presently have 13 locations for sale to the public. It's a beginning. I hope that this idea is helpful. If you should need further information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kind Regards, Gisèle Fournier