Democracy, Expertise – and Politics

When a new policy is announced, or adopted, the motivations behind it are not always clear.  In a well-established democracy like ours, there are often contrasts between expert advice, public opinion and political decision-making.  Sometimes these forces are in alignment; sometimes they are at odds.  These days, examples of the latter are plentiful. Let’s start […]

In Praise of Strategic Voting: A Call to Action

[Ed: The opinions expressed are those of the author. The Public Policy and Governance Review does not endorse any candidate in the Toronto municipal election.] Outgoing Mayor David Miller has it wrong; now is not the time for idealism and now is not the time to vote for Pantalone.  By sucking it up and voting […]