He may not have been sworn in as Prime Minister yet, but Justin Trudeau is already under the microscope.
A new website called TrudeauMetre.ca has popped up. It aims to track the PM-designate’s follow-through on his many campaign promises.
Calgary-based web developer Domenic Bernard built the site.
“There’s quite a few promises out there. Right now, we have 171, which surprised myself at the amount, I mean, when we were going through the originally, as we go from government to the environment to security. There might be more.”
Bernard says he got the idea from an Egyptian promise-tracking website that surfaced after that country’s first democratic elections.
“I don’t think it’s about keeping pressure on the government. I think it’s just about us as citizens being informed as to what is happening and what direction the country is taking.””
Promises are broken into categories like “government,” “environment,” and “security,” and are open to comments.
Bernard says the idea will be to crowd source the work of tracking down articles and documents proving whether Trudeau comes through on his pledges.
He says he hopes it’s a way for citizens to stay engaged now that the election is over.