Minister Brison (President of the Treasury Board) will host a Google Hangout on Open Government, specifically on Canada's next national action plan for open government (as part of Canada's participation in the Open Government Partnership).
- Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 1pm Eastern (13h)
- hashtag #OpenGovCan
- Twitter @TBS_Canada
- check open.canada.ca for more information
UPDATE 2016-04-10: Video of the 30 minute Hangout is available.
UPDATE 2016-04-11: Transcript of the Hangout will be posted to http://open.canada.ca/en/consultations/hangout160406 ENDUPDATE
From March 31 to May 15, 2016 the government is running an online ideas consultation ("ideas market") where open government ideas for the Action Plan 2016-2018 can be submitted, upvoted, searched, and commented upon.
You can see the current ideas and submit your own at
You can sort ideas by date, most popular, and most commented, but there aren't separate URLs for those options.
The draft plan will be online in June 2016 for consultation.
Separately, from May 1 to July 1, 2016 there will be online and in-person consultations about the Access to Information Act.
In Chapter 7 Open and Transparent Government of Budget 2016,
Expanding Open Data Initiatives
The Government is committed to accelerating and expanding open data initiatives and to better involving Canadians in policy-making. Budget 2016 proposes to provide $11.5 million over five years to double the Treasury Board Secretariat’s budget for open government activities. This funding will allow the Treasury Board Secretariat to enhance its capacity to support engagement with Canadians, to design and deliver an ambitious open government strategy and to accelerate the provision of digital content.
Table 7.1 Open and Transparent Government indicates this $11.5 million will be allocated as $2.5 million in 2016-2017 and $2.5 million in 2017-2018, with the remaining $6.5 million from 2018-2021.
Presentations and Information
Minister Brison presented at the Canadian Open Dialogue Forum.
You can see the presentation on YouTube, from 41:40 to 1:02:48
The Action Plan 2016-2018
In his speaking notes and as delivered, Minister Brison indicates
Strategy on Open Government
Beginning today, Canadians can go to open.canada.ca to tell us their views on what should be in the next strategy on Open Government.
We’ll also be holding in-person discussions and using the technology at our disposal to consult with Canadians in a number of cities across the country.
The details of this process are available at open.canada.ca.
The plan resulting from the consultation will be released in the summer. It will cover the full range of open government actions, from open data all the way to open science.
- Open Government Action Plan 2012-2014 (first plan)
- Open Government Action Plan 2014-2016 (second plan)
Plans run according to the Open Government Partnership Canada calendar, from July to June across two years (e.g. the second plan runs from July 2014 to June 2016).
February 2, 2016 Canada - Open Science 2014-2015 assessment for OGP/OGAP
November 6, 2014 Open Science in Canada's 2nd Open Gov Plan
Disclaimer: I work on the Open Science commitment of Action Plan 2014-2016.