Web-savvy MP Clement hosts Google Hangout on 'open data' initiative

OTTAWA – Canadians are getting a chance today to tune in to an interactive video chat with Tony Clement.

The web-savvy Conservative MP is hosting the government’s first-ever Google Hangout with a group of tech experts to talk about its so-called “open data” initiative.

The online platform gives Canadians free access to vast amounts of government data.

Clement and experts will discuss how open data can drive innovation, and take questions from online viewers.

As an advocate for social media, Clement maintains an active Twitter presence and has encouraged public servants to use social media in the workplace.

A link to the live-streaming event, which gets underway at 11 a.m. ET, is available at

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