Democratic Engagement

One definition of a movement is an ongoing, informal group action that's inspired by a passionately shared idea and directed toward positive change. I believe such a "movement" is taking place and it will counteract the negative, destructive and divisive rhetoric that's sweeping across the United States, Europe and Canada. It involves empathetic individuals who are dedicated to... Read More

Embracing the Future

[caption id="attachment_158" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Re-imagining the Future"][/caption] Looking into the future forces you to come to terms with the present. That's precisely what happened recently at a workshop with senior police executives and leaders from a variety of services from across Canada. The session, led by futurist and political scientist Sohail Inayatullah, was held at the... Read More

Owe Canada

The debate over what it means to be a Canadian "citizen" or what is Canadian "culture" is an old one that returns with every new discussion of immigrants and immigration. As a new year approaches and the government plans to admit another 250,000 new immigrants into Canada -- about the same amount as 2009 -- the debate will no doubt... Read More