Thought I would point your way to a new blog that provides a place to discuss the issues of data access in Canada. It’s stated purpose is “urging governments to make data about Canada and Canadians free and accessible to citizens.” Check it out here. is a group blog, inspired by, which believes all levels of Canadian governments should make civic information and data accessible at no cost in open formats to their citizens. The data is collected using Canadian tax-payer funds, and we believe use of the data should not be restricted to those who can afford the exorbitant fees.

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