What it takes

Jim Travers speculates on the possibility of change.

Where we’re headed is more opaque. As former Ontario NDP premier and now federal Liberal Bob Rae pointed out earlier in this Star series, Canada is badly in need of a selfless champion. There’s an immediate opening here for a leader who cares deeply enough about democracy to willingly peel away powers stealthily taken and ferociously guarded…

None of this will happen until someone more saint than politician makes it the prime minister’s business to roll back the office’s extraordinary authority. Barring that, followers that leaders have been pushing around for so long will have to declare that enough is more than enough. In the absence of one or the other, democracy will continue its slide into sham-ocracy.

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