"All I do know is knowledge really is power, as the old warriors used to say. If you don't pay attention, you take yourself out of the picture, politically. And you lose the moral right to complain."
"..There was so much promise with Harper being in power..Most voters are going to think 'there is no way to get someone who is actually going to live up to the accountability''.. What if we had an election all about democracy and no one cared?..That is the cascading effect of the cynicism that we are seeing out there. The population becomes disengaged. Believing the government is irrelevant. Believing their political leaders are crooks. We have no one left to defend the abuse of democracy. It's a horrible price that we pay for our cynicism..The growing atomization of society."
From the National with Peter Mansbridge