Strengthening Democracy in Canada: Re-inventing the Town Hall Meeting

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Author: John

The underlying premise of this paper is that Canada's democratic structures and processes need strengthening. Focusing on the modern town hall meeting, it explores how this methodology might be applied in Canada in three different contexts: on a national issue; on a large city issue; and on an issue concerning a small setting, such as a First Nations community.

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Institute on Governance

Institute on Governance

Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.

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