Community Engagement Podcast (8) – The Perils of Political Distance

by Glen

The longer someone stays in politics, the more remote they become from their home constituencies.  The throb of political life these days occurs at the centres of power, not in our scattered communities.  The farther away power gets from those places where we live, the more irrelevant it becomes – a natural consequence.  Colonial America had to deal with a British government that was centred across an ocean.  In Canada, it feels like a similar chasm exists between Ottawa, even our provincial capitals, and our home communities.  It’s time we fought for some recognition.

Just hit the play button below to listen to the five-minute podcast.