Open Government

June 2013

A big week for Open Data in Canada!

There have been two recent developments some of you may know about, but, nonetheless they are worth highlighting.

Open Data and Changing Government Culture

We knew it wouldn’t be easy. For years government has collected data to monitor, understand and improve the programs and services it delivers for Albertans. As in all democracies, that data was kept within government.

Times are changing. Not only are we releasing our data, but we are one of the jurisdictions leading Canada in the way we do this because our data has virtually no conditions of use. You can use our data to compile your own report and do not need to ask permission. This is a brand new development.