A New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2014

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It’s the start of another new year, another new municipal election campaign and maybe, just maybe, a new way of thinking, a new approach to politics in this city.

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned To Love Democracy from Paisley Rae lays out an idea we should all pursue going forward into 2014. (And one I will explore in a post tomorrow, the official start of the election campaign). The race for mayor is only one race of 45 that will determine the make up of the next city council. Give it its due, for sure, but remember there are 44 other races of equal import going on.

And while elections can be a thrilling, engrossing spectacle, they aren’t the be all and end all of the democratic process. Civic engagement is.

Happy New Year and lets all get involved!

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