Political Leadership

Where Have All The Political Leaders Gone?

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Bernstein

Daily updates of the scandals washing over politicians from Montreal to Ottawa to Toronto have some officials looking more like Clay Davis of The Wire's Baltimore than much else. Where have all the leaders gone? Part of the problem, surely, is who we deify. We are guilty of perpetuating a celebrity-obsessed culture, whether those figures drop rhymes, dimes, or guidelines.

Don't Disparage Democracy If You're Not Doing Your Part

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

We say that the system is "broken," which gives us an expedient justification for shirking our responsibilities as citizens. We are voting less and participating less, and are increasingly disengaged from our public life. But democracy is not a one-way street.