Minister Clement Extends Consultation with Canadians on Open Government

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - The online consultation on the Government of Canada's progress to meet the first-year commitments in its Open Government Action Plan announced in a news release on August 19, 2013, has now been extended to September 16.

"We want to provide Canadians with a further opportunity to share their views on the Government of Canada's progress in implementing our commitments to our partners in the Open Government Partnership," said Minister Clement. "These include fostering greater transparency, providing Canadians with more opportunities to learn about and participate in government, driving innovation and economic opportunities for all Canadians and, at the same time, creating a more cost-effective, efficient and responsive government."

The online consultation will be open for an additional week, ending on Monday, September 16, 2013, on data.gc.ca. The results of this consultation will help develop the Government of Canada's report on implementing the Action Plan's Year 1 commitments. This report will be published on data.gc.ca, and will be shared with our international partners in the Open Government Partnership.

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