Canada

OGP Statement on the Appointment of Minister Philpott

The Open Government Partnership congratulates Minister Jane Philpott on her appointment as President of the Treasury Board Secretariat and Minister of Digital Government of Canada. Minister Philpott will now serve as co-chair of OGP, as the ministerial representative of the Government of Canada, and host the next Global Summit in Ottawa in May 2019. We look forward to Minister’s Philpott’s future actions to advance Canada’s leadership priorities of inclusion, participation and impact, leading...

OGP in the News - Week of February 19, 2018

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. This week’s OGP news highlighted #opengov innovation at the local level, OGP progress in Spain and Argentina, New Zealand’s record on corruption, and much more. Since launching in September 2015, Madrid’s online citizen participation platform, Decide Madrid, has been replicated and/or adapted in over 50 cities and...

OGP in the News - Week of December 4, 2017

A weekly round-up of Open Government Partnership (OGP) media coverage around the world. Want to receive OGP in the News directly in your email inbox? Subscribe here. Between last month’s OGP Americas Regional Meeting and the upcoming Asia Pacific Leaders Forum on Open Government, this week’s OGP global media coverage remained strong.    “Sometimes you need to get away to find people who will appreciate you.” That was how CBC News described Canadian Treasury Board President Scott...

Canada, Italy, South Africa, and South Korea Elected to Lead the Open Government Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 16, 2017 - The governments of Canada, Italy, South Africa, and South Korea have been elected by their peers to join the leadership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). OGP has led the charge for open governance and citizen-centered democracy for over five years, promoting cooperation and collaboration between governments and civil society to create policy for the people, by the people. 93% of eligible OGP participating governments voted in the election. OGP...