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
The full explanations of our analysis are found in accompanying release notes, which will help you explore the two datasets:
- A compilation of feedback received during online consultations, as well as various in-person meetings and roundtables
- 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