What is Canada doing on Open Government

What is Canada doing on Open Government - Transcription

Jamie Boyd: My name is Jamie Boyd, and I work for the team responsible for implementing Open Government commitments in the Government of Canada. So we are very proud members of the Open Government Partnership, which is the global movement to advance openness in government. In fact, we're going to be taking on a role on the steering committee.

As members in the OGP, we're required to develop two-year plans on open government. We're on our third plan right now, and it's definitely our most ambitious. It contains 22 commitments that come from all over the federal government. And we're really looking at ways to equip federal public servants with skills and knowledge to help make Open  Government just part of how we do public policy in Canada. So overall, we're really looking at moving from this world where we – we just push information and data out to a really more nuanced approach to Open Government. where we can focus on co-creation and working together to build a better Canada.

We've got a number of interesting tools for doing this. We have a portal, open.canada.ca, and we're publishing tons of great stuff on there. It's really exciting. It's – it's pretty unprecedented, I'd say, at a global scale. And we're starting to look at ways to allow Canadians to really peek behind the curtain and be part of our policy development process.

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