Ontario To Release Much More Through Open Data Portal

Adrian Morrow | The Globe and Mail | October 21, 2013

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is planning to release vast swaths of government data, making public everything from hospital wait times to student achievement to traffic gridlock.

The information will be posted online in a centralized location, the government’s Open Data Portal. Ontarians will vote online on what data the government will make public first.

Ms. Wynne laid out this plan Monday at Ryerson University’s incubator for digital media companies in downtown Toronto.

“I promised to lead the most open and transparent government in the country … technology is allowing us to, and obliging us, to do government differently,” she said. “The notion that somehow all of the information and processes belong to government is a flawed one. The information, the process of decision-making belongs to people.”