The Government of Canada has released a Summary Report on the Open Action Plan 2.0 Consultations that took place between April and October 2014.
What We Heard – Summary Report
The report includes many visual representations of the data collected and offers examples of comments received on different parts of the Action Plan 2.0.
Of particular interest is the section addressing the ‘Open Information Core Commitment’ and the Appendices which include summaries of the commentary from specific groups.
The Government of Canada also continues to seek feedback from the community on these issues: http://open.canada.ca/en/forms/contact-us
Earlier this morning, the Government of Canada announced its Second Action Plan on Open Government. Of particular interest is the open information page and search engine, which, at this stage, provides integrated access to LAC and GoC Publications holdings. For more information, check out the following resources:
Action Plan on Open Government 2.0
New website: open.canada.ca
Note the handy feedback button at the bottom of the page. Send in your comments, suggestions, questions, etc.!
The CLA believes that access to the widest variety of information and points of view is critical to the functioning and evolution of a democratic society. Citizens, organizations, and governments make better, more informed decisions when they take part in a free exchange of ideas facilitated by open, affordable, equitable, and timely access to information.
It is with such values in mind that CLA responds to the Government of Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government 2.0 Consultation, with specific recommendations to support openness, transparency, and access to and the preservation of government information in Canada.
Read the full response here.