New applications for your smart phones, "crowdsourcing" government decisions down to the people and hosting Twitter town halls. Treasury Board president Tony Clement, Treasury Board President, is arguably the top social media guru within the Conservative caucus and is leading Ottawa's new Open Government initiative that he says will disseminate federal information like never before.
And in what seems like a unique form of Canadian federalism, Clement said he would like to let citizens make more decisions on local matters, rather than having bureaucrats in government offices deciding what's best for communities. He calls it crowdsourcing decisions. "In today's day and age, crowdsourcing does work. Not all these decisions have to be made by political actors," he said.