This is what we have heard in response to our online consultation question 1: "What could be done to make it easier for you to find and use government data provided online?"
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Access to Government accounting date i.e. SAP extract of transactions should be available online and refreshed once a month.- John Brown
I am 72 years old and fairly up to date on many things. I love info and try to remain up to date through a variety of media ( newspapers, magazines, TV radio and the WEB). It is my opinion that the web is winning the other media, BUT the majority of Canadians are not -as yet- benefiting. It is through encouraging more Canadians to partake their info on the web because the other media are fast becoming obsolete.- Stelios
Host all information online, make it easily searchable and viewable, and available in as many popular formats as possible.- Mark Stacey
Disclosure of data is extremely important for the government. The spending of taxpayer funds in an accountable and efficient manner is important to the functioning of Canadian Democracy. However, disclosure simply does not go far enough. Simply, providing data online does not go far enough though it is a step in the right direction.
There is demand for more than open data and open government. If data is released it must be usable.- Scott McNaughton
You should do like the US government: instead of only posting summaries of ATIP requests, you scan the documents that were released and post them online. The US State Department, the CIA, etc do it. That way it would prevent Canadians filing for documents that have already been released. It would also reduce the workload of ATIP officers.
I am amazed how far behind we are from other countries on this file. Summaries of access requests in the US have been available for years.- Intel101