Comment 108909

By ItJustIs (registered) | Posted February 09, 2015 at 13:10:55

"...but if this is any indication of what we have to look forward to in the next four years, I think we need to relook at election reform..."

"It's more than a little disappointing that there is so little intellectual honesty, empathy, vision, courage or leadership present in council chambers just 10 weeks after our representatives were sworn in."

From a dedicated civic engagement activist:

"I'm inclined to think elections are overrated. If you vote for a candidate once every four years but don't get involved in the meantime, it doesn’t really matter much who you vote for. Once politicians get inside the bubble, it's impossible to keep any kind of perspective without ongoing, substantive interaction with 'regular voters' for grounding. Which is why it's so important for citizens to: a) elect councillors who will allow themselves to be engaged, and b) keep up their end of that engagement between elections.

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