National Government

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The Digital Democracy project was started by students at the California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) as part of a non-partisan initiative to increase governmental transparency and to support policymakers and the media in documenting governmental decisions on the ratification of legislative bills. To this end, the project has created a...

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Mapping involves the visual representation of the connection between location and personal details such as individual or community values, assets, history, and goals.
Self-governance is the exercise of power or control over oneself without external interference.
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After the passing of the Localism Act by the UK Parliament in 2011, power over planning and development was largely devolved to community and local governments. The Civil Parish of Wing quickly embraced the Localism Act's provisions, embarking on a series of public consultations to plan their neighbourhood's future development.
On May 18, 2016 the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie announced a public review and consultations to renew Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework.
In August 2016, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change established an Expert Panel to review federal environmental assessment processes. The Expert Panel travelled across Canada to gain a better understanding of the issues that are important to Canadians.
The Consultation on Cyber Security was to review existing measures to protect Canadians and Canada's critical infrastructure from cyber threats. It invited all citizens to get involved in a discussion about the security and economic dimensions of Canada's digital future.
The National Security Consultations sought to engage Canadians, stakeholders, and subject-matter experts on issues related to national security and the protection of rights and freedoms. It helped inform future changes to national security tools, including those introduced in the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 (former Bill C-51).
The Public Debate originated in France but has since become a common method of public engagement and multi-stakeholder consultation required by some governments on large public works proposals.
Civic or 'public' journalism treats writers and readers of news media as participants in the democratic process rather than passive reporters or observers. Civic journalism reports news in a way that encourages and facilitates public deliberation on political and social issues.
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