Minister Clement Launches Next Generation Open Data Portal | MarketWatch Canadian Press Release

The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, today launched the Government of Canada’s much-anticipated next-generation Open Data portal, data.gc.ca, providing unprecedented access to government data and information and demonstrating Canada’s international commitment to transparency and open government.

The next generation portal was unveiled as Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Canada’s support for an international Open Data Charter of Principles while attending the G-8 Leaders Summit in Northern Ireland. The Charter commits Canada to the proactive release of more, high-quality, user-friendly data that is unrestricted in its use and re-use.