This is what we have heard in response to our online consultation question 7: "Do you have suggestions on how the Government of Canada could improve how it consults with Canadians?"
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Let people know openly that you are holding these consultations. I only learned about this one because the information was forwarded to me by a family member. How open is that?- CynicalOne
Yes, open up government bureaucrats instead of centralizing communications so much. Why can't an expert working in a department be able to speak freely about his or her research.- Citizen of this great country
For one, a tighter more controlled format than the one being used in this survey. Some open ended questions are okay but there should be more multiple choice to guide the focus.- Bob Saunders
Simpify the consultation process and make it more readily accessible to Canadians who do not have easy access to online surveys.
For example the impact on Canadians of policy decisions relating to the North does not adequately include input from northern communities because of the limited bandwidth available.- anonynous
Improve transparency, build greater trust, show that the government is listening, act more collaboratively- Andrew Hunter