Online engagement

You could use online tools to test policy with the public and respond to significant feedback. I'm not sure how much this happens already - but it would be a good way to ensure that you're responding to public concerns in a quick and direct way. We have non-binding referendums for big issues - we could do this on a smaller and less 'yes or no' basis for other decisions.

Why the contribution is important

It could allow the govt to better respond to public opinion.

by Frances on March 01, 2021 at 04:12PM

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  • Posted by land077 March 02, 2021 at 18:19

    A platform similar to 'Loomio' could be a good idea. To be certain about the integrity of the process it should have integration with RealMe in order to tie it to an identity I think.
  • Posted by stowellj March 11, 2021 at 13:45

    What would be really great is public engagement from the start of policy making, not just in a reactive mode to policy already formulated. See the idea of a public policy forum.
  • Posted by Piacandrews April 16, 2021 at 15:37

    In Canada, we have a collaboration between a department and Code for Canada to create a policy difference engine, which draws on legislation as code plus simulation data to test the impact of policy change. Enjoy :)[…]/
  • Posted by Rodge April 17, 2021 at 09:26

    Couldn't agree more. This would be a great idea to see what the public actually want when it comes to specific policy issues - particularly seemingly less important ones that get less media coverage
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