Canada is doing a multi-part, multi-aspect consultation about the 2nd version of its Open Government Action Plan.
The three four parts are:
1. In-person consultations
2. Ideas generation
3. Discussion of proposed activities (proposed commitments)
4. Consultation on the draft complete Action Plan (NEW)
Part 3 is now running has completed, however activities are being posted progressively; not all proposed commitments will be posted at once. At the time of this writing, there are four proposed commitments posted
- Open Data Institute
- Open Data [projects and activities]
- Mandatory Reporting on Extractives
- Canada’s Directive on Open Government – Creating a Culture of “Open by Default”
others will follow.
UPDATE 2014-08-21: Open Information (including Virtual Library and declassifying documents) added. ENDUPDATE
UPDATE 2014-09-06: Three new proposed activities (proposed commitments):
- Open Science - the wording is a bit awkward, the clearest statement is "The Government of Canada proposes to maximize the release of federal scientific data and make more federally funded, peer-reviewed scientific articles and research publicly available ... free of charge."
- Open Information on Budgets and Expenditures - including "Investigating ways to release more budget data as open data"
- Open Contracting
UPDATE 2014-09-20: The action consultation (phase 3 consultation) is now closed, as of Sept. 19, 2014. However, the data.gc.ca mailing list has announced that there will be a 4th phase of consultation "to request public input on the draft version of Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0" from Oct. 6-17, 2014. ENDUPDATE
To try to clarify the stages - in part 2 the public is invited to submit ideas, in part 3 the public is invited to provide feedback on selected activities, and in part 4 the public is invited to provide feedback on the entire plan.
There is some information in a news release - New Action Plan on Open Government: Engaging Canadians on Draft Plan - August 11, 2014.