In the information age, Canada is falling behind
On everything from public health to housing, the economy and education, the country does not have the data it needs to make smart decisions. We are tracking the gaps and their effect on your everyday life
Good government data can illuminate a society and show where the problems lie. Yet, even in this data-driven age, Canada is often flying blind.
The Globe and Mail has uncovered myriad data deficits, culled from dozens of interviews, research reports, government documents, international searches and feedback from our own newsroom.
Many of the gaps are fixable, by making information more accessible, harmonizing provincial standards and adopting best practices from other countries. We are adding to this list and welcome your input on the gaps that matter most to you.