We also heard from the public consultations on the digital economy strategy that Canadians wanted open data to be made available in more usable and accessible formats.
That is why our government launched the Open Data Portal that will ensure that all Canadians, including entrepreneurs, researchers, academics and voluntary organizations, have access to government data in useful formats to help foster innovation, job creation and community services for Canadians.
The Open Data Portal is available at data.gc.ca
Minister Paradis is on Twitter: @ChristianParad
although at the time of this writing there are no new tweets since May 6, 2011.