Montreal Simon: The Inspiring Courage of Justin Trudeau

I've now had a chance to watch two of Justin Trudeau's Town Halls. And although I always find it hard in the cold dark days of January to get excited about anything. I have been extremely impressed by this remarkable democratic exercise.   Justin Trudeau's town halls are a great democratic exercise and example of ...

Politics and its Discontents: Trudeau Town Halls: Baubles Of Distraction, Not Questions Of Substance

Prime-Minister-For-A-Day Kim Campbell is probably best remembered for saying, “An election is no time to discuss serious issues.” She might just as well have been talking about town halls, particularly the kind our Prime Minister is currently in the midst of. Justin Trudeau’s meet-and-greet will undoubtedly constitute a public-relations success. That success, however, will be ...