[Okfn-ca] Fwd: [CivicAccess-discuss] Federal Elections 2015: Looking for Open Data Advocacy Letter Supporters

Josée Plamondon jplamondon at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 15:14:12 UTC 2015

Bonjour à tous, Hi everyone,

Lettre de soutien pour amener les données ouvertes dans l'arène politique.
Support letter to bring open data to the political debate.


Josée Plamondon, MSI MBA
Analyste, Exploitation de contenu numérique


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De : "Jean-Noé Landry" <jeannoe at opennorth.ca>
Date : 2015-08-13 2:51 PM
Objet : [CivicAccess-discuss] Federal Elections 2015: Looking for Open Data
Advocacy Letter Supporters
À : "civicaccess discuss" <civicaccess-discuss at civicaccess.ca>
Cc :

Hi everyone,

The Open Data Institute Toronto, Open Data BC, and Open North have
teamed-up to raise awareness about open data with federal political parties
during the elections. We're reaching out to leaders in the open data
community to ask them to support this public letter:


Please include your organisation's names at the bottom of the letter if you
support it. If your organisation can't support the letter but you still
personally wish to support this initiative, please add your own name at the
bottom where indicated. Please reply to this thread with +1 if you can
support it. Feel free to share.

Our goal is to reach out to parties this way and follow-up with them
directly via exisiting contacts to meet and advise their policy teams on
the value-added benefits of open data. We'll prepare tailored analysis that
correspond to individual party priorities, which we'll make available
online as we get closer to e-day.

We have realistic expectations about our ability to impact party platforms
at this stage, but we thought that this would be a good way to demonstrate
that the Canadian open data community is mobilised and ready to engage with
the new government after the dust settles on October 19. We're hoping to
gather supporters from all political stripes.

Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. Note that the
letter is being translated in French.

We hope that we can count on your support by *next Thursday* when we intend
to share it with parties. Supporters can be added later in the campaign,
but we'd like to collect as many as possible when making it public.




*Jean-Noé Landry*
Director, Strategic Initiatives
LinkedIn <https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jeannoelandry> I 438-398-9338

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