Tag Archives: Open Government

Association of Municipalities of Ontario Conference August 18-21, Ottawa

August 16, 2013

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I will be leading a delegation of heads of Council or their representatives for Brant, Brantford, Cambridge, Kitchener, Region of Waterloo, Waterloo and Wellington County at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario next week. High on the agenda is the discussion about the fast-tracking of an integrated regional transportation initiative and its funding with  Glen […]

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Guelph to create Canada’s first municipal open government action plan

July 24, 2013

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 The City Clerk hit an important milestone this week in developing an Open Government Action Plan.  Read the City’s media release on Open Government.   We are being told by experts in this field that we are the first Canadian municipality to develop such an integrated and comprehensive Open Government Action Plan.  We read a lot […]

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July 17, 2013

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On Monday night, one of our Council Committee’s had over 100 people in the gallery.  Since that evening, we have reflected on what their experience might have been like and whether they left the meeting not understanding the committee’s process, their decision or how to stay engaged. A letter I received from one of the […]

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Open Government – simple steps count too!

November 15, 2012


Beginning in February, Council and Committee meeting materials will be available to Council and the public a full week in advance of scheduled meeting dates. A simple step but one with a big positive impact.  Let me explain. Currently, Council and the public receive meeting material on Thursday for meetings occurring in the immediate next […]

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