Open data: Transport Canada vehicle recalls

by Leslie Young

There’s a new addition to the federal government’s data.gc.ca portal: vehicle recalls from Transport Canada.

This is a dataset I had filed an Access to Information request for a while ago (see the interactive app I built with it here) and after the story was published, I had contacted the Treasury Board’s data.gc.ca people to let them know that this data should be publicly available for download. They replied, saying that they agreed.

And now it’s up. There are two sets: one for all recalls, and one for those within the last sixty days. The former is updated monthly, the latter daily.

We had already uploaded the dataset to our own Open Data page, but it’s good to have updated versions coming out.

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It’s certainly useful stuff and just the kind of thing that belongs on an open data site.

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About Leslie Young

A budding data and database geek, I try to turn numbers into stories. I've been with Global News since the spring of 2011. Find me on Twitter @leslieyoung
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