As of Monday September 15, 2014 I have joined Environment Canada for a one-year Interchange (a kind of temporary work assignment). I will be working on policy and planning related to the Open Science proposal for the 2nd Canadian Open Government Action Plan. The open science initiative includes open access and open research data. To quote from the proposal
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.
Members of the public and GC employees can also leave a comment about the proposed activities at http://data.gc.ca/eng/Open_Science
Sept 6, 2014 update on Open Science and Open Access for Government of Canada research
June 18, 2013 2013 G8 Science Ministers Statement