In the United States, figures move back and forth between academia, government and private business, with none of the firewalls that Canadian governments throw up to protect the bureaucracy from new ideas
It reflects the usual circulation of elites, resulting in the absence of citizen in the discourse. A state of power affairs we are stuck with for a while, and the best we can hope for is that the right elites are at the table!
Most strikingly, is the truth uttered in the latter part of the sentence - the firewall separating the Canadian bureaucracy from new ideas! What do we need to do to create a rapprochement between citizen and government?
via: Globe and Mail