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Canada joins international Open Government Partnership


Treasury Board and Minister responsible for FedNor, yesterday announced Canada’s membership in the international Open Government Partnership. The Minister presented Canada’s Open Government Action Plan and endorsed the Partnership’s declaration of principles as Canada’s final steps toward membership in the Partnership.

“Our Open Government Action Plan demonstrates Canada’s commitment to the principles laid out in the Open Government Partnership Declaration, which we fully endorse. We look forward to working with our partners to deliver on the commitments we have made here,” said Minister Clement.

The 12 commitments in the Action Plan that will be implemented over the next three years include:

--  issuing a government-wide directive that will make government
    information and data available to the public by default; 
--  expanding access to Open Data; 
--  engaging Canadians through modern Web 2.0 tools; and 
--  public engagement on regulatory reform.



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