Friday, February 5, 2010


Those words caught my attention right away: "democratic deficit." It was part of a larger sentence about Canada facing “a huge democratic deficit, with trust in Canadian government and public institutions on a steep decline.” That assessment certainly rings true when I stop and consider what a lot of people are saying.

But I suppose one could argue that's true in many countries — countries with so-called "democratic governments" — in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Maybe Canada is just a model for a much larger examination.

The whole story unfolds at "Democratic Well-Being" on my Bears Noting Blog.


Snowbrush said...

I guess it's when people trust them that we really have to worry.

French Fancy... said...

Is there an honest government anywhere? Do politicans ever keep their word? Nah, course not.

cheshire wife said...

This recession has created problems all over the world. We certainly have problems here in the UK.

Rob-bear said...

Sorry to be slow in replying. Everything has beena bit out of sync.

®Snow: Yup.

®FF: Sadly.

®CW: Somehow, the problems were with us long before the recession.