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Open Data Exchange aimed at helping firms commercialize public sector data sets

The federal government is spending $3 million on an open data project designed to launch at least 15 new companies,...

May 21st, 2015 Shane Schick

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Toronto is looking for big data experts to tackle city’s traffic problems

Toronto is looking to hire a data expert to lead a big data team that will be tasked to solve...

April 9th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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$40K up for grabs in Canadian open data hackathon

The Canadian Open Data Experience kicks off its second hackathon on Friday, February 20th. CODE 2015, is the country's only...

February 18th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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CODE2015 to boost open data’s profile in Canada

The federal government kicked off its promotion of an open data hackathon in Toronto on Wednesday night, encouraging people to...

January 16th, 2015 Candice So

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The slow move to integrate technology, government and citizens

A few weeks ago there were municipal elections in Ontario. Like many others in my city, I went to my...

November 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Ottawa finalizes action plan 2.0 on open government

The second chapter of the federal government's open government strategy now has a confirmed action plan. Treasury Board said Thursday that...

November 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Three C’s help Ontario town’s open data project gain steam

The open data initiative of the south western Ontario town of Oakville is gaining momentum. The town’s online data catalogue...

October 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Ottawa announces second action plan on open data

The Harper government will issue a new order exhorting federal bureaucrats to maximize their efforts to release eligible government data...

October 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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UK chooses ODF format for saving electronic documents

Governments have a certain amount of power when it comes to setting IT standards. The bigger the government the more likely it...

July 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon