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Submitted by Pooja on July 30, 2020 - 2:55 AM

Please force airlines to return the money for a service that was not provided. i have spent lots of money (10,000) on a full family trip and now due to covid i am struggling to pay for everything as my husband can no longer work and CERB is not enough! i have 4 dependents i have to pay for child care everything is based on my income! i can use that 10000 to support my family. i will not beable to afford a trip even post covid! This is ridulous a service was not provided to us that we paid for it is not okay to keep money for a service that was not provided!

Submitted by Ian Moss on March 21, 2020 - 5:38 AM

I am priviledged person and will not be asking for assistance. Please though, find a way to look after artists, musical, graphical, expressionist, that can keep us together and find a way that they can continue with their gifts even if it means that we must do it at a distance. It already is lonely. Thank you already for trying to do what you can do.

Submitted by Ronald M. Wills on November 05, 2019 - 6:57 AM

I have lived and worked outside of Canada since 2000. I have my CPP cheq. and no place to cash them.
I have been to the Canadian Embassy in Manila, Philippines and they are of no help.
Can anyone get a contact, so I can find out what I need to do get these in the my offshore bank account.
The only think I have Canadian is my passport.
Thank you.

Submitted by open-ouvert on November 05, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Hi Ronald, 

This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on CPP but we do not deal with it directly.
My best recommendation would be to contact the CPP team, their information can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/contact/cpp.html 
Sorry I could not be of more help.

The Open Government team

Submitted by Richard Pietro on April 06, 2016 - 7:35 PM

I'm not quite sure where this fits, so feel free to move the comment accordingly. But, it is time for Canada Post to release Postal Codes as open data sets under the Open Government Licence. Other jurisdictions have come to learn that access to Postal Code data is essential in creating a more open government. For example, the UK, Norway, Japan, the U.S., and Rwanda all release their geocoded Postal Codes. http://index.okfn.org/dataset/postcodes/ Meanwhile, Canada ranks 40th in the World on this issue. I believe this should be a priority for the next Open Government Action Plan

Submitted by open-ouvert on April 07, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Thanks for your comment Richard. It can remain posted here, and there are also several other options for you to highlight this issue: You can email us a submission at open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca; you can draft a proposed commitment around this topic and email it to the open inbox or you can post this as a suggested new idea for broader discussion on the site. Again, thanks for making your views heard. Karin – the open-ouvert team

Submitted by Richard Pietro on April 07, 2016 - 3:27 PM

I had no idea what you meant about "a new idea for broader discussion" When I first read your reply. That's when I decided to do a "ctrl-f" on the main page. I was originally looking for a "submit new idea" button inside the discussion forum section and when I didn't find one in the main discussion area, I opted for the general discussion tab. May I suggest you make it a little more obvious on how you can start new ideas? What would be better is to hold this brainstorming session on platforms that already exist on the web. For example, people are more familiar with a site like Reddit PLUS access to thousands of people who are already engaged. Richard

Submitted by open-ouvert on April 01, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Adding this from Jerry MacDonald, originally posted here: http://open.canada.ca/en/node/564572 "Firstly, all information held by the Government of Canada and Parliament of Canada should be open by default, with certain specified limitations to protect: the personal privacy of Canadians; national security; safe disclosure intended to protect the health and safety of Canadians. Secondly, while individual Canadians have an inherent right of privacy, businesses and corporations do not. Any business or corporation wanting to do business with the Government of Canada or the Parliament of Canada should be prepared to accept openness and transparency in the expenditure of taxpayer dollars, or not bid on government contracts. Specific trade secrets may be protected, subject to the authority of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. Thirdly, Crown Corporations and other agencies, boards and commissions at the federal government level should be subject to the same openness and transparency as the Government of Canada proper, with the same limited exceptions as described. Finally, Canadian citizens, acting as private individuals, have the right to free and open access to public information. Professional journalists, registered lobbyists, agents of non-governmental organizations, and others acting on behalf of an association or group, may be asked to pay a nominal fee to defray the costs associated with information requests, provided such fee does not pose a deterrent to making such requests."