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Why are there no #CivicLabs in Canada ?

It was a couple of years ago when I was in Barcelona ( Spain ) I discovered that the world had moved to the 21st Century, Cities have created their own #civicLabs.  What is a Civic Lab.  Cities that “get it” have created corporations outside of the city “reporting” to the city that take the problems

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Looking over the Edge for 21st Century Government – #startup #opengov #transformation #culture

In the 21st century governments at all levels and in many countries are realizing that now is time to take openness, accountability and transparency to the next level.  While governments are realizing this need their citizens have determined that even in a representative democracy there’s still room for consultation and active engagement.  The internet of

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City of Edmonton & Google release new Google Views

A few months ago Google was in Edmonton with the Google trike, travelling the trails as well as some special locations around the city.  Check out these exciting new views. Edmonton Valley Zoo Arctic Wolves playing in their enclosure – http://goo.gl/maps/BL71T Lucy out and about – http://goo.gl/maps/GwoYC The paddle boat pond – http://goo.gl/maps/425ue <http://goo.gl/maps/FHhwI> Arctic

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We need to Welcome the new people among us

( FULL DISCLOSURE )  My wife Ruth Moore is an incredible women, she is so passionate about making sure newcomers to our wonderful country are supported, integrated and most of all encouraged.  Ruth is responsible for a weekly blog ( http://eriecedmonton.wordpress.com/ )with Eriec.ca – you really need to read it, it is about you and me

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My presentation at #icic11 – International Conference of Information Commissioners

I had the privilege of attending the International Conference of Information Commissioners over the past three days.  This was the seventh meeting of the Information Commissioners, held this year in Ottawa, Canada and hosted by Canada’s Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault.  I want to thank Commissioner Legault and her team for the invitation to speak at

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