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The Open Government Tour 2014

Richard on the bike

Image credit: Rick Weiss

In mid-2014, Richard Pietro took an epic journey of 20,000 kms, riding a motorcycle across Canada to start a series of city conversations about Open Government.

Richard’s cross-Canada motorcycle tour was an effort to bring attention to the Open Government & Open Data movements. During his 90-day journey, he hosted events in 18 cities and invited local participants to come and talk about new ways of civic engagement, and how open government and open data can build trust between government and its citizens.

GovCampus was pleased be a social communication partner for the Open Government Tour 2014. Throughout the tour, we produced a special series of interviews with Canadian leaders and practitioners of open government, as well as local city event organizers from across Canada.

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