Ottawa – Canada is experiencing a huge democratic deficit with trust in Canadian government and public institutions on a steep decline, says a report on Democratic Engagement released today by the Institute of Wellbeing.
The report, which assesses Canadians' democratic engagement, looks at eight quality of life indicators and finds Canadians aren't satisfied with their democracy – which shows growing skepticism in political institutions and declining voter turnout rates.
Ottawa – A new study, on the heels of public clamour over the suspended parliamentary session, claims Canadians are jaundiced about the state of democracy here.
The report, to be released Wednesday by the Institute of Wellbeing, says Canada is experiencing "a huge democratic deficit, with trust in Canadian government and public institutions on a steep decline."
Canadians like to think of themselves as nothing if not democratic. Since the days of Baldwin and LaFontaine, we have enjoyed the fruits of responsible government – responsible, that is, to Parliament.