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Canada

What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No See http://www.parl.gc.ca/ImportantNotices.aspx?Language=E
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, XML
Downloadable at once Yes It is made available on the the Parliament of Canada Site.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps Justice Canada Site
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Justice Laws Website
characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Votes on bill per member of parliament, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill
location http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/ - Justice Laws Website, http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillsBeforeCommittee.as - Parliament of Canada Web site is managed jointly by the Senate, the House of Commons, and the Library of Parliament.
This is a dynamically changing website to complement Justice Laws website.

Meta data

Data location   http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/ - Justice Laws Website
   http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillsBeforeCommittee.as - Parliament of Canada Web site is managed jointly by the Senate, the House of Commons, and the Library of Parliament.
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   HTML, XML
Reviewer   Michael Beatty
Submitters   Tracey P. Lauriault
Last modified   Mon Jan 16 2017 19:12:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)