Comment 50226

By Hopeful (registered) | Posted October 23, 2010 at 11:51:44

Ryan, I couldn't agree with you more about the need for having open-platform usable accessible data made available. Some of the systems built elsewhere (especially in the States) when it's there are incredible. However, the excuses I've heard from City reps and and politicians about this when I've raised it in the past generally involve limits that the Province have in place, especially regarding the Municipal Freedom of Information Act and other data protection and retention statutes. Have you heard the same? If so, maybe it's Queens Park that needs to get the message and set the tone. The only thing that would be better than Hamilton getting it's act together, would be for everyone to. Then you could even cross-compare and run truly detailed analyses jurisdiction by jurisdiction. Thanks for raising this issue. If nothing else, it puts on the radar for whoever sits in Council after next week.

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