What this is
This tool, inspired by (and based on the same engine as) openparliament.ca, seeks to make the NWT's Legislative Assembly just a little more accessible.
The Assembly is a vital body where many important decisions are made. However, since the population of the NWT is quite spread out, and because even those who live in the capital lead busy lives sometimes it can be difficult to see what our elected MLAs are up to.
All of the information presented here on this site is available publicly from the Assembly, mostly from their website but, not always. What we've tried to do is pull out some of the information that's buried in other documents and make it easy to see (and search).
Another exciting project has been launched in Nova Scotia with similar goals, it can be found at OpenHouseNS.ca.
The Government of the Northwest Territories doesn't have much to say about open data yet, but, the Federal Government has an ever growing Data Portal. At the same time some provinces and cities have made open data a priority. Some great examples are DataBC, and the Ontario Open Data Catalogue. There are also a some non-profits and advocates working to make a difference. These include Open North which is a non-profit group doing some great work on open data.
I encourage you to take a look and see what kinds of information our governments are publishing.
If you have any suggestions, questions, criticisms, or want to help out please feel free to get a hold of us at the Contact link below!
Open Data, Open Site
The basic code that runs this site is licensed under the AGPL (since it's parent, OpenParliament, is), and the source code is available (there will be a link here when we sort out a good way to publish it, in the meantime, just let me know if you'd like a copy).
All content on this site comes from the Legislative Assembly, and so is copyright of the Speaker (and in turn the Crown). This site is not an official (or even unofficial) Legislative Assembly website, the information here is based on published Hansard documents although it is not to be considered an official copy. If you need an official copy please use the official Hansard record available at the Legislative Assembly Library or on the Legislative Assembly official website.
This site holds no copyright on any data accessible here.
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