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October 11, 2013

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, hosted a "Hangout on Air" on October 11, engaged in a half hour live-stream discussion with Sam Vermette (Co-Founder of the Transit App), Sir Nigel Shadbolt (Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute), and Paul Maltby (Director of Open Data and Government Innovation in the Cabinet Office of the UK) , to discuss what is happening in the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada to support open data for businesses and innovators.

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September 30, 2013

By Jacques Mailloux (Guest Blogger)

In launching the Government of Canada’s much-anticipated next-generation open data portal, data.gc.ca, earlier this summer, Minister Clement challenged Canadian entrepreneurs to mine the vast reserves of Canada’s “new natural resource”, open data, and to repurpose it into valuable, user-friendly apps, spurring innovation, boosting growth, and serving citizens better.

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September 13, 2013

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, the Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, visited OpenText Headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario for a unique event focused on Open Data as a natural resource of the 21st century. Tom Jenkins, Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Open Text Corporation blogged about the event.

Videos from the OpenText website:

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July 30, 2013

By Herb Lainchbury (Guest Blogger)

On June 18, 2013, our Canadian government took important steps that increased the commitment to open data in Canada. Along with launching the next-generation of its open data portal, data.gc.ca, the government also released a new open data licence called the Open Government Licence - Canada v2.0. It is a very readable and user-friendly licence, and the feature that most pleases me is its conformance to the Open Definition.

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June 18, 2013

Hi and welcome to the new data.gc.ca, the flagship of Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government.

First of all, let me say that our primary goal with data.gc.ca is to provide single-window access to all Government of Canada searchable open data and open information to enhance government accountability and transparency, as well as to create opportunities for innovation and socio-economic benefits through reuse.

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