Open Government

More government information at your fingertips

March 06, 2020 - 1:33 PM

On January 12, 2020, for the very first time, Canadians could access Question Period notes through the Open Government Portal, providing them further insight into government issues of the day. These notes are prepared by departments to assist Cabinet ministers when taking part in the daily Question Period in the House of Commons.

A step towards more open government

August 22, 2019 - 4:04 AM

Canadians can now go online and see one of the first milestones of the new Access to Information Act, which was recently amended to make the federal government more open to the public it serves.

2018 Open Gov Highlights

January 07, 2019 - 2:19 PM

It’s been a big year for open government in the Government of Canada! We launched a new National Action Plan on Open Government, took on the role of lead government chair of the Open Government Partnership, and tied for first place on the 2018 Open Data Barometer.

Open as a Foundation for Digital Government

August 17, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Open Standards, Open Source Software, Open Markets and Open Culture

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, was recently appointed the first Minister of Digital Government, just one of several fundamental changes the Government of Canada (GC) has made in the last year to adopt a more focused digital approach.

Championing Open Government in the Public Health Agency of Canada

June 18, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Craig Cluney

In November 2017, the President of the Public Health Agency of Canada asked me to serve as the Agency's Open Government Champion. Like other Champions, my primary role is to ensure that the initiative becomes part of the culture and way of doing business in the organization and remains a priority with senior management.

The path to Canada’s open dialogue engagement principles

May 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Working in open government means learning how to listen to citizens and stakeholders. When it comes to how the Government of Canada approaches citizen engagement, over and over again we have heard a recurring theme: it must be authentic and meaningful.