Canada's Second Action Plan on Open Government - Transcript
Hi, I'm Tony Clement and I'm pleased to present our second Action Plan on Open Government.
It is the result of six months of public consultation and engagement.
The twelve commitments in the plan are organized in three streams that will advance open government in Canada over the next two years and beyond.
The foundation on which they are all based is the Directive on Open Government. This is a new policy direction to federal departments and agencies that essentially says all their data and information is to be "open by default".
We are committed to unlocking innovation through open data, including its commercial potential, international support for developing countries in the open data space, and renewal of CODE as the premier national open data competition.
The Action Plan is designed to open up government information, including on federally funded scientific research, and on government spending, contracts and budgets.
Our plan includes new commitments on Open Dialogue to take advantage of technology that lets governments connect faster and more easily with citizens.
Our action plan is designed to achieve these goals and much more.
It builds on past successes.
And it responds to the expectations of Canadians.
You can find the Action Plan on the Open Government website.
I invite you to check it out and let us know what you think.