Ontario to Make Government Data Public Through Online Portal

by Knowlton Thomas

Waves of government data will soon be public in Ontario.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Ontario's new Open Government initiative this week, which she says will give the province a more transparent and accessible government.

"Our Open Government initiative will help create the transparent, accessible government the people of Ontario deserve," Wynne said. "This is part of our vision for One Ontario, where every voice counts."


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A group of academic, business and community leaders will form an Open Government Engagement Team, which will be chaired by Don Lenihan. They will gather feedback from people across the province and report back to the government next year.



"Putting the people of Ontario first and serving them better is our priority, and our initiative will make sure we’re using new ways to hear every voice and provide access to data and information when and where people want it," said John Milloy, Minister of Government Services.

The focus [of the Open Government initiative] will be on three areas: open dialogue, so it is easier for people to connect and interact with government through new tools and technologies; open data, so people can access data to solve everyday problems and come up with new ideas; open information, which means creating even more transparency by sharing more information.

Learn more on Ontario's open government website.


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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