Earlier this week we had the pleasure of meeting with the Hon. Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, about our work and the future of open data in Canada. This meeting coincided with the government’s announcement to revamp Canada’s open data portal and introduce a new data license which follows the best-in-practice UK model. We are excited by this connection with Mr. Clement and look forward to collaborations between the federal government and civil society organizations like ours.
The UNDP, in conjunction with Mexico’s Instituto Electoral y de Participacion Ciudadana, has released a new book entitled “Technology and Citizen Participation in the Construction of Democracy.”. It is available for free as a PDF and covers topics such as e-voting, social media integration, and engagement inclusivity.
Open North will also be attending the 2nd Annual Summit on Innovation in Public Consultation and Engagement where we will be speaking on November 8th in Toronto about Implementing Meaningful Citizen Engagement Under Time and Resource Constraints.