Meaningful dialogue


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The government should collaborate within itself and with external parties to figure out how to engage in meaningful public dialogue leading to citizen collaboration and empowerment. This work should be done and reported upon transparently.

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Submitted by Michelle on May 10, 2016 - 8:54 PM

There is a need to ensure stronger collaboration and meaningful dialogue with all levels of government. There already exists strong examples of open government work in other jurisdictions in the country (although it may or may not be branded as such). providing a national forum or network for the sharing of those best practices, not just on open government and dialogue, but to facilitate greater cooperation. Fed/Prov relations have been erroded in recent years, and this approach is a good way to get them back on track

Submitted by Jérémie D. Dro… on April 08, 2016 - 1:40 AM

I just "voted up" your idea. A good way that the government can engage in meaningful dialogue is to provide a guarantee that submitted ideas will be stored/archived, kept live online for use by the public and social networks, retained for future use by government, forwarded to the appropriate government institution for review, addressed and responded to by the responsible Minister, or group of collaborative Ministers/Departments, to confirm if they will be working on implementing the ideas being submitted during this Open Government Consultation process. That is aside and in addition to the official Action Plan on Open Government 2016-2018 that is suppose to be published on July 1, 2016.