The minister responsible for public engagement and transparency is holding a town hall meeting in Yellowknife to hear how the territorial government can become more open.

Minister Louis Sebert will lead the meeting to hear from residents about developing an open government policy, as announced earlier this year.

The gathering will happen in the auditorium at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre on Wednesday, May 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Sebert has already made stops in Norman Wells, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Fort McPherson, Fort Smith, Hay River and Fort Providence.

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting, the GNWT sent out an email promoting the event, with the following questions:

  • What does an open government mean to you?
  • How can government better include residents and outside organizations in decision making?
  • How do you access information about the government? Online? Media? Libraries? Other methods?
  • Do you feel that government values public input? In what ways can government improve this?
  • Are there any particular areas where you would like to see more open information available? (e.g., culture, finances, procurement, science, geospatial, etc.)
  • Is the information you need easily accessible? What would make it easier for you to access or use?