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Open Government Initiative

Read the full policy here (pdf).

The Liberal Party of Canada is committed to democratic renewal – and that means a commitment to open government.

While progressive governments in other countries have deployed digital technology to advance transparency and unshackle information to fuel knowledge and innovation, Canada has been held back by the most secretive government in its history.

To create a new level of accountability for government spending and to spur innovation and economic growth, a Liberal government will open government to the public through four specific measures.

The Liberal Open Government Initiative will:

  • Immediately restore the long-form census;
  • Make as many government datasets as possible available to the public online free of
    charge at in an open and searchable format, starting with Statistics
    Canada data, including data from the long-form census;
  • Post all Access to Information requests, responses, and response times online at; and
  • Make information on government grants, contributions and contracts available through
    a searchable, online database at

For complete details, please read the PDF policy brochure.