Monday, October 3, 2011
Duff Conacher on the problem with "democracy"
On September 22, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Duff Conacher, Founder and Board Member of Democracy Watch, by phone from Toronto.
The interview was a broad-based discussion about the main systemic and structural problems with Canadian "democracy", with some focus on the upcoming Ontario election.
The macro-level and most damaging problem is the lap-dog culture of Members of Parliament (MPs) who are dependent on party leaders for their jobs (and pensions) and who agree to be servile to the leaders rather than independent thinkers who work for their constituents without compromise.
But there are way more problems than that... We need our establishment/government watch dogs to be like Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin...