Let’s Talk Open Government is hosted by Bang the Table on behalf of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. The site was created to encourage and facilitate respectful and purposeful dialogue related to the development of the 5th National Action Plan on Open Government.
Note that your email address and username are not stored on this site and site administrators don’t have access to it. This information is only accessible by our moderators that are doing their job to keep this space a safe for everyone to participate.
The username you choose will be the name that will show up on the screen when you provide feedback, and can be any username you choose. The only reason this is required is that the software requires a username to post alongside a publicly-viewable comment. You can choose a username that is anonymous.
If you prefer not to share an email address, you have the option to share your idea with us by using the private feedback form. Private feedback will be used internally by our team for analysis.
The views and opinions of participants do not necessarily reflect those of the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada.
Participation is voluntary. Any personal information and input is collected under the authority of the Financial Administration Act as part of the consultation and engagement activities for the Open Government Initiative.
Registration is optional. Although you can submit your comments anonymously, you acknowledge that the comments you provide will be public by default. Alternatively, you can email us. Once the consultation is closed, comments provided will be turned into an open dataset, with all personal identifiers removed.
Should you choose to register an account, Bang the Table and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat will maintain the confidentiality of your email address and password. The registration information you provide will not be used by Bang the Table or the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat for any other purposes outside of this consultation. Similarly, information provided upon registration, will not be shared with third parties.
Any personal information that may be collected will be protected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Privacy Act and as described in the Standard Personal Information Banks entitled Public Communications (PSU 914) and Outreach Activities (PSU 938), which can be found in the publication InfoSource.
Under the Privacy Act, you have the right of access to, and correction of, your personal information, if you have provided any. To exercise either of these rights, you must make a request for access to your personal information. For more information about your right of access, please read about the Access to Information Program.
Any questions, comments, concerns or complaints you may have regarding this Statement, your privacy rights and the Privacy Act may be directed to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-866-312-1511. If you are not satisfied with the department’s response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.
We look forward to hearing from you. Your ideas and comments are central to the development of the 5th National Action Plan on Open Government.
Content will be monitored 24/7. Our team will read comments and participate in discussions when appropriate. Your comments and contributions must be relevant and respectful. While comments are moderated, we will not censor any comments except in a few specific cases, listed below.
Our team reserves the right to remove comments and contributions, and to block users based on the following criteria:
The comments or contributions:
Our team cannot commit to replying to every message or comment, but we look forward to continuing the conversation whenever possible. Our team will reply to comments in the official language in which they are posted. If we determine the response is a question of general public interest, we will respond in both official languages.