How Do You Bring Sexy Back to Civic Engagement?


William Wolfe-Wylie, writer for O.Canada, shares about Richard Pietro's fight for an open government. To spread awareness about open government and open data, he's riding his motorcycle across Canada all summer to help promote the idea that civic engagement "can not only be fun, but life-changing."

Pietro believes that "open government means a government that works with the people, not above the people." In his words, he's bringing sexy back to civic engagement.

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