Politics does not make good dinner conversation, especially when at your girlfriend's parents' place. But somehow the local municipal elections came up, and I found myself defending a position that I don't actually hold: that it doesn't matter who I vote for. It doesn't matter, because voting doesn't really do anything -- the system doesn't really work.
In Canada, who does have the power?, and how does someone like me go about trying to get something changed? I actually don't really know. But as I suspected by my impromptu (and poorly received) position at the dinner table, power and influence in Canada has changed. In order to be a good citizen, you need to know how it has changed, or you'll remain on the sidelines. Or, so says, Donald Savoie on The Agenda [video].
Steve Paitkin, in his consummately professional manner, guides the interview from notes taken on Savoie's new book, Power, Where Is It? Worth checking out. Watch Now >>