What We Do

Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank working to redefine the role of the federal government for a modern Canada.
We do this by hosting events, producing original research, and starting conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a progressive community of people and ideas that will move and shape governments in the future.

Privacy Protection in the Federal Public Service

As is the case for all other institutions, privacy protection in the Federal Public Service in the digital age has become an unprecedented challenge, in its importance as well as in its nature. Even experienced managers find themselves unequipped to deal with the convergence of two towering phenomena: an information technology that is wreaking havoc with all traditional patterns of data protection, and a public security environment that calls for the collection and analysis of personal information at an unprecedented rate.

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Open Government in Transition

Open Government is a new movement whereby governments around the world are making their vast data holdings available to the public to use in the development of new knowledge products, to support more evidence-based decision-making, and to make government more transparent. Here, Don Lenihan reports back on round-table discussions with members of the geomatics community exploring new tools for openness and transparency in its cross-country engagement process.

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Rebuilding Public Trust: Open Government & Open Dialogue in the Government of Canada

Canada 2020 is Canada’s leading, independent, progressive think-tank working to redefine the role of the federal government for a modern Canada. We do this by hosting events, producing original research, and starting conversations about Canada’s future. Our goal is to build a progressive community of people and ideas that will move and shape governments in […]

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Canada 2020
210 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7C8
Canada

Tel: 613 789 0000
Fax: 613 241 4867
Email

Founders

  • Tim BarberCo-Founder

  • Susan SmithCo-Founder

  • Tom PitfieldCo-Founder

Staff

  • Andrew BalfourDirector, Public Affairs

  • Alex PatersonCommunications & Program Coordinator

  • Robert AsselinVice President, Policy and Research

  • Don LenihanSenior Associate, Policy and Engagement