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March 01, 2019

We’re celebrating the worldwide Open Data Day on March 2nd, 2019 by looking at Canada’s open data numbers and accomplishments.

To mark this occasion, we’d like to highlight a few facts that show the growth of open data in the Government of Canada. We also want to share some of the steps we are taking to improve our Open Government Portal information service.

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February 15, 2019

Evidence-based decision-making and digital government go hand in hand. In my time as a medical professional, and in my previous roles as Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Services, I saw how digitally enabled organizations are best placed to make informed decisions that help those who need it the most.

That's why I am so enthusiastic about becoming Canada's second ever Minister of Digital Government.

Continue reading "Driving digital government forward, together"...

February 07, 2019

As part of our commitment to advance Canada’s digital agenda, it is with great pride that we present the Government of Canada’s (GC) first ever Standards on Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). APIs allow systems to communicate and share information with other systems. They are the backbone of a digital government. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) has published these standards in order to best support departments and agencies in the development of APIs.

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February 06, 2019

The most satisfying part of public service and political life is taking on complex and difficult problems and seeing those efforts produce results for Canadians. It is a great honour to be named President of the Treasury Board, and with it comes the great responsibility of leading Canada’s world-class public service.

As a Parliamentarian and member of Cabinet, I closely followed the progress of my colleagues Minister Qualtrough at PSPC and former Treasury Board president Brison as they devoted themselves to resolving employee pay issues caused by the flawed Phoenix pay system.

Continue reading "Working Toward a Next Generation HR and Pay Solution"...

February 05, 2019

Government is continuing its approach to synchronize the timing of the Budget and the Main Estimates to improve the clarity, transparency and accountability of reporting on government spending. GC InfoBase is a key tool in improving that transparency (you can learn about Budget Estimates Alignment by watching this new short video).

Continue reading "Track Budget items on GC InfoBase"...