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Open data, open government, transparency, evidence-informed decision making & the 2015 Election

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"What's 'Open' Anyway?"
Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30
MacOdrum Library, room 482
International Open Access Week 2015

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Open data, open government, transparency, evidence-informed decision making & the 2015 Election

  1. 1. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies "What's 'Open' Anyway?" Thursday, October 22, 1:30-3:30 MacOdrum Library, room 482 International Open Access Week 2015 WOOD QUAY VENUE, DUBLIN, 24 APRIL 2015 Dr Tracey P. Lauriault Communication Studies School of Journalism and Communication Tracey.Lauriault@carleton.ca @TraceyLauriault Open data, open government, transparency, evidence-informed decision making & the 2015 Election
  2. 2. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication StudiesDr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies 2015 ELECTIONS RESULTS 184 99 44 10 1
  3. 3. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies ACCESS TO DATA Data have become a political platform  Long-Form Census  Open Data  Open Government Transparency  Evidence Based Policy  Science
  4. 4. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies WHY?  Cancelled the long-form census  Closed Federal Government libraries  Closed and defunded federal research and science facilities  Omnibus bills  Constricted collaboration between government scientists and external experts  Muzzled government scientists  Cut funding to Library and Archives Canada  Shut down a number social and economic surveys counting vulnerable Canadians  De-funded civil society organizations  Watered down Canada’s Environmental Impact Assessment Act
  5. 5. BACKGROUND
  6. 6. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication StudiesDr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies OPEN GOVERNMENT
  7. 7. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies FEDERAL OPEN DATA  Geogratis & Geobase & Discovery Portal & Atlas of Canada - GeoConnections Natural Resources Canada  Office of the Information Commissioners - Open Government Resolutions  Treasury Board of Canada – OpenData.gc.ca  Research Data Canada – National Research Council  ALMOST OPEN – Data Liberation Initiative  Data dot GC.ca, Citizen’s initiative to Inspire the Canadian Government  Aid Transparency
  8. 8. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies OPEN DATA PROVINCES 1. NFLd, Newfoundland and Labrador Government portal, Open Government, 2. AB, Alberta Open Data Government portal 3. BC, Open Data BC, Citizen Led Portal, Also a meetup group***New 4. ON, Ontario Open Data Government portal, Ontario.ca/Open Government 5. QC, Données ouvertes Portail du Gouvernement du Québec, Québec Ouvert – Citizen Led 6. BC, Data BC – Province and B.C.’s Climate Change Data Catalogue 7. SK, Open Data Saskatchewan, Citizen Led
  9. 9. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies OPEN DATA CITIES 1. Banff Open Data Portal, (AB) Pilot 2. City of Brandon (MB) 3. City of Burlington (ON), Pilot 4. City of Calgary (AB) 5. Calgary Region (AB) ***New 6. The Municipality of Chatham-Kent (ON) 7. City of Edmonton (AB) See new Citizen Dashboard, Open Edmonton Citizen Led & Meetups ***New 8. City of Fredericton (NB) 9. Portail de données ouvertes de la ville de Gatineau, Gatineau Ouverte – Citizen Led 10. County of Grande Prairie (AB) 11. Open Data Guelph (ON) 12. Halifax Regional Municipality (NS) 13. City of Hamilton Open and Accessible Data (ON), City of Hamilton (Transit Feed) (ON), Open Data Hamilton – Citizen Led 14. OpenHalton (ON) – Citizen Led 15. City of Kelowna Open Data Catalog (BC) 16. City of Kamloops (BC) 17. City of Kitchener (ON) 18. City of Kingston (ON) 19. City of London (ON), OpenData London – Citizen Led 20. Township of Langley (BC) 21. Open Data Medicine Hat (AB) 22. Town of Milton (ON) 23. City of Mississauga – Mississauga Data (ON) 24. Ville de Montréal Portails données ouvertes (QC), Montréal Ouvert – Citizen Led 25. City of Nanaimo (BC) 26. City of Niagara Falls (ON) 27. Region of Niagara (ON) 28. Regional District of North Okanagan (BC) 29. District of North Vancouver (BC) GeoWeb 30. City of Oakville (ON) 31. Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (BC) 32. City of Ottawa (ON), Citizens’ APP Group – OpenData Ottawa; Apps 33. Region of Peel (ON) 34. City of Prince George (BC) 35. Ville de Québec Catalogue de données, Capitale Ouverte (QC)- Citizen Led in Ville de Québec 36. City of Red Deer, (AB) 37. City of Regina (SK) Open Gov & Open Data site 38. District of Saanich (BC) 39. Open Data Saskatoon, interim portal 40. Ville de Sherbrooke (QC) 41. Strathcona County Open Data Portal (AB) 42. City of Sudburry (ON) 43. City of Surrey (BC) GIS Catalog 44. City of Thunder Bay (ON) 45. City of Toronto (ON); DataTO – Citizen Group 46. City of Vancouver (BC); Open Data Wiki 47. City of Vernon (BC) 48. City of Victoria (BC) 49. City of Waterloo (ON). 50. Region of Waterloo (ON), Region of Waterloo – Citizen Led, 51. City of Welland (ON) 52. City of Whitehorse (YK) 53. City of Windsor (ON) Open Data Catalog 54. City of Winnipeg (MB) 55. York Region (ON)
  10. 10. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies Research Data Canada Archiving, Management and Preservation of Geospatial Data National Consultation on Access to Scientific Data Final Report (NCASRD) 20101990 1995 2000 2005 National Data Archive Consultation (SSHRC) Stewardship of Research Data in Canada: A Gap Analysis The dissemination of government geographic data in Canada: guide to best practices Research Data Strategy Working Group Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology Toward a National Digital Information Strategy: Mapping the Current Situation in Canada (LAC) Canadian Digital Information Strategy (CDIS) (LAC) IPY 1985 2014 Open Data Consultations Mapping the Data Landscape: Report of the 2011 Canadian Research Data Summit Digital Economy Consultation, Industry Canada Community Data Roundtable Privacy (Geo) Sensitive Data (Geo) Resolution of Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners Geomatics Accord Signed Canadian Geospatial Data Policy Liberating the Data Proposal VGI Primer Cloud (Geo) OD Advisory Panel OGP G8 Subjectivities & Forms of Knowledge • Policies • Reports • Proposals • Recommendations • Consultation 2008 MiningWatch Canada & Great Lakes United by Ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund).Demand release of mine tailing data Digital Infrastructure Leadership Council Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies
  11. 11. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies 20101990 1995 2000 20051985 2014 Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) Geogratis Data Portal GeoBase Canadian Internet Public Policy Clinic Maps Data and Government Information Services (MADGIC) Carleton U GeoConnections GeoGratis Census Data Consortium Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Atlas of Canada Online (1st) CeoNet Discovery Portal Research Data Network How'd they Vote CivicAccess.ca Campaign for Open Government (FIPA) Canadian Association of Public Data Users Datalibre.ca VisibleGovernment.ca I Believe in Open Campaign Change Camps Start Nanaimo BC Toronto Open Data Portals Edmonton Mississauga launches open data Citizen Factory B.C.'s Climate Change Data Catalogue Open Parliament DatadotGC.ca Ottawa Ottawa, Prince George, Medicine Hat Data.gc.ca Global TV Hansard in XML Langley Let the Data Flow GovCamp Fed. Expenses Montreal Ouvert Fed.Gov. Travel and Hospitality Expenses London Hamilton Windsor Open Data Hackfest Aid Agency Proactive.ca DataBC Hacking Health 14 Cities Quebec Ontario OGP 3 Cities Alberta G8 Community Data Program FCM Quality of Life Reporting System Geographic and Numeric Information System (GANIS) • Portals/Catalogs • Maps • Open data/Open Gov Events 2009 Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies
  12. 12. THE 2015 PLATFORMS
  13. 13. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies MENTION OF ACCESS TO DATA
  14. 14. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies LONG-FORM CENSUS
  15. 15. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies OPEN DATA
  16. 16. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies OPEN GOVERNMENT
  17. 17. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies TRANSPARENCY
  18. 18. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies EVIDENCEBASEDPOLICY
  19. 19. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies SCIENCE
  20. 20. HOW DO THEY COMPARE?
  21. 21. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication StudiesDr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies 2015 ELECTIONS RESULTS
  22. 22. Dr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication StudiesDr Tracey P. Lauriault, Communication Studies Q & A

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