The Montreal Gazette also published an article today: Group calls on Montreal to join open-data movement Everything from crime stats to garbage-collection times should be available to public, Montréal ouverte says.
Each city has gone about Open Data in a different way. Montréal Ouvert is a grassroots citizen led approach that is quite unique. The Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, Nanaimo and London approaches were inspired by city officials who were collaborating with citizens in a variety of ways. I hope the City of Montréal will work with these citizens toward mutually beneficial ends for both citizens and city officials.