The civicaccess.ca listserv and the datalibre.ca blog are both great sources of the latest information and resources for open data. (With thanks to the civicaccess.ca and datalibre.ca teams, especially Tracey Lauriault.
Currie, L. (2013). The Role of Canadian Municipal Open Data Initiatives: A Multi-City Evaluation. M.A Thesis, Department of Geography, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Abstract retrieved October 27, 2013 from http://datalibre.ca/2013/09/25/master-thesis-the-role-of-canadian-municipal-open-data-initiatives-a-multi-city-evaluation/
Reitano, S. (2013). The benefits of open data. Project for Master's Thesis in Organizational Management, Royal Roads University. Retrieved October 27, 2013 from http://beautifuldata.ca/opendata/'
G8 Open Data Charter - Canada signs on. Tracey Lauriault's blogpost summary is a great starting point: http://datalibre.ca/2013/06/18/g8-open-data-charter-canada-signs-on/
Open Knowledge Foundation (n.d.). Open data handbook. Retrieved October 27, 2013 from http://opendatahandbook.org/