Premier Bob McLeod has released the GNWT’s Open Government Policy.

The move was done to fulfill the Government’s mandate of open transparency.

With the policy, the Government of the Northwest Territories will look for ways to make data and information more available to the public.

McLeod said, via statement, the move forces the Government to be more accountable for decisions and actions.

The GNWT has taken many steps in the 18th Legislative Assembly to become a more open and transparent government; however we respect the importance of the public’s right to have more access to government-held data and information and to know more about government decisions and how they are made. Establishing an Open Government Policy is an important step in ensuring we are able to consistently meet this demand, as well as our obligation to be accountable for our decisions and actions.