The push for open government by the Liberals after the Conservatives showed a staunch opposition to transparency has merit. Yet, previous Action Plans were also visible during the Harper era. Nearly every single federal government department website had and still has a similar if not the same commitment to public engagement.
PhD Candidate at York University
Nick is a Phd candidate at York University, in the political science department. His research interests include deliberative democracy, participatory budgeting, post-WWII democratization and British devolution.
In a recent opinion editorial, Conservative Party Interim Leader Rona Ambrose said that we cannot have electoral reform without a referendum. The bigger picture is about implementing a substantive framework of public engagement, with multiple, ongoing points of entry into political decision-making structures.
10/07/2016 04:19 EDT
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