Kent Aitken has spent the last few years working for the federal government on accountability, transparency and citizen engagement. He was the Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow at the Public Policy Forum, studying and advising on governance in the digital age.

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Open(ing) government

The digital landscape is changing people’s expectations of government. It is driving new demands for transparency, creating new forms of engagement and allowing citizens, businesses and other institutions to reimagine how they might participate in …

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Progress on open government is not guaranteed

Around the world, governments are committing to the idea of open government: being transparent and accountable to citizens. (Please see my previous article for a general definition of open government.) The movement has gained traction …

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