Deadline January 16, 2012.
Input to the online consultation can be by answering the questions and/or uploading a document.
Twitter chats will be hosted by President of the Treasury Board Tony Clement, but not on his account, on the new Treasury Board Secretariat accounts:
The input will be used for both the government's internal planning as well as the action plan to be provided to the Open Government Partnership.
A final report on the findings from this consultation will be posted to this site in March 2012. Your input will help define areas of focus for the future of Canada’s Open Government initiative, including Canada’s Open Government action plan for the international Open Government Partnership.
UPDATE 2011-12-07: Comments from participants as well as weekly summaries will be posted to What We've Heard. (If you have given Consent for Public Posting when you fill in the online consultation.) In general each section allows up to 4000 characters for your response. ENDUPDATE
There is also a press release about the consultation.
Canada's OGP Action Plan will be posted to http://www.opengovpartnership.org/countries/canada
The Open Government Partnership tweets at @opengovpart
UPDATE: The questions for the online consultation are available for you to preview before you answer.
Here are the Open Data questions:
Open Data - offers government data in more useful formats to enable citizens, the private sector and non-government organizations to leverage in innovative and value-added ways. This refers to Government of Canada data, which is information that is factual and usually statistical in nature, e.g. the number of people living in various regions of Canada. In this context, please respond to the following questions:
What could be done to make it easier for you to find and use government data provided online?
What types of open data sets would be of interest to you? Please pick up to three categories below and specify what data would be of interest to you.
- Agriculture and Fisheries (e.g. farm operators’ income statistics, import/export data for dairy/meat/poultry)
- Arts, Culture, and History (e.g. radio listening time, soldiers of First World War)
- Demographics (e.g. consumer price index, university enrolment, Canada’s population)
- Economics and Industry (e.g. gross domestic product, border wait times, home building starts)
- Foreign Affairs and International assistance (e.g. immigration application statistics, permanent resident statistics)
- Health and Safety (e.g. adverse reactions to health products, helmet use, immunization, number of police officers by province)
- Labour (e.g. distribution of labour force, weekly earnings, hourly wages)
- Nature and Environment (e.g. insecticide use, greenhouse gas emissions, Canadian tides)
- Parks and Recreation (e.g. spectator sports, travel by Canadians
- Public Finances and Expenditure (e.g. budgeted and in-year expenditures, government assets and liabilities, business prequalified to supply goods to government)
- Science and Technology (e.g. domestic spending on science and technology, spills technology)
- Other (please specify)
- How would you use or manipulate this data?
November 23, 2011 Treasury Board President Clement speaks about open government, social media
January 28, 2011 open government in Canada - submit your thoughts to Parliament
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