Canadian Government Relaunches Open Government Portal
From a Blog Post on the Open Canada Web Site:
As we release more data and information, we’re also ensuring that those resources are easier to find and use. An important step was to move to canada.ca—a simple, single link between Canadians and their government. Today, we re-launched the Open Government Portal at its new home, open.canada.ca.
Based on your input, we’ve been improving the portal steadily—more data, better search, easier navigation, and interactive discussions about open government—and today’s upgrade represents another step forward:
- All contracts over $10,000 awarded and proactively disclosed by the Government of Canada, once dispersed across departmental websites, are now searchable from the Open Government Portal.
- The new Communities, interactive spaces organized by interest areas, help find and connect people around data and information
- Open Government Across Canada highlights related programs and events across geography and jurisdictions in Canada making it easier for Canadians to stay up-to-date on open government activities across the country and to find the data they are looking for.
Direct to Open Data Section of Portal
Direct to Open Information Section of Portal
Direct to Open Government Portal Home Page
Read the Complete Blog Post
Includes comment/link about new “Directive on Open Government” that went into effect one month ago.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.