The following Working Paper is a first pass examination of how open data, open government, transparency, evidence-based policy, the Long-Form Census and science as it pertains to data fared in the Canadian 2015 Election Platforms for the five political parties that have held seats: New Democratic Party (NDP), Liberal, Green, Conservative and the Bloc Qu├ębecois. This Working Paper informed an Open Access Week seminar organized by the MacOdrum Library at Carleton University in Ottawa. A more detailed and in depth analysis will follow which will include an expanded section on science which will include health.

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Keywords open data, open government, transparency, long-form census, evidence-based policy, science, 2015 Elections, Canada, Political Platforms, Communication Studies, School of Journalism, Carleton University
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Lauriault, T.P, & O'Hara, K. (2015). Working Paper: 2015 Canadian Election Platforms: Long-Form Census, Open Data, Open Government, Transparency and Evidence Based Policy and Science. SSRN Electronic Journal. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2682638