From the wiki civicaccess.ca:
Citizens for Open Access to Civic Information and Data (CivicAccess) is a group of citizens which believes all levels of government should make civic information and data accessible at no cost in open formats to their citizens. We believe this is necessary to allow citizens to fully participate in the democratic process of an “information society.”
The group's Objectives are well worth reading!
Read more about civicaccess.ca in Tracey P. Lauriault & Hugh McGuire's Data Access in Canada: CivicAccess.ca, Open Source Business Resource, February 2008.
This post is part of the Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement Series.
Thanks to Peter Suber on Open Access News.