Comment 94876

By matthewsweet (registered) | Posted November 19, 2013 at 13:38:34

A recurring theme in his talk was the importance of citizens organizing to put pressure on politicians. In response to one question, Crombie acknowledged that most of the initiatives he pushed for actually came from groups of engaged citizens, not from his own agenda. He said that politicians tend to give more weight to initiatives that citizens advocate to promote the public good rather than their own self-interest.

Quoted for emphasis. Maybe a second time for good measure...

A recurring theme in his talk was the importance of citizens organizing to put pressure on politicians. In response to one question, Crombie acknowledged that most of the initiatives he pushed for actually came from groups of engaged citizens, not from his own agenda. He said that politicians tend to give more weight to initiatives that citizens advocate to promote the public good rather than their own self-interest.

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