Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of a strong, modern democracy. Governments around the world are making concerted efforts to become more open, transparent and accountable -- and the province of Ontario is working to become the most open, transparent, accountable and collaborative government in Canada -- and a world leader in public engagement. The result should be a more effective, efficient, and responsive government.

As the public service executive leading the implementation of the Ontario government’s Open Government Strategy, I am working to create access to high-value data and information that supports innovation and strengthens public policy – and testing and championing new public engagement methods and leveraging new technologies, to enable the public to weigh-in on decisions regarding the issues that impact their lives.