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'Participatory democracy' seems to be making a comeback, eh

'Yeah, but how do you do it?' ask the querlulous. 'And who gives a rat's ass?' demand certain political cynics

If anyone -- say, a candidate for Prime Minister -- were to ask me to kindly stop ranting, at least momentarily, about Parliamentary reform and provide another suggestion to deal with the country's alleged "democratic deficit," here's what I'd say: Go back to the future and follow-up on the legacy of St. Pierre Trudeau who once turned on an entire generation, and much of the rest of the country, with his talk of "participatory democracy."

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'Participatory democracy' seems to be making a comeback, eh

'Yeah, but how do you do it?' ask the querlulous. 'And who gives a rat's ass?' demand certain political cynics

If anyone -- say, a candidate for Prime Minister -- were to ask me to kindly stop ranting, at least momentarily, about Parliamentary reform and provide another suggestion to deal with the country's alleged "democratic deficit," here's what I'd say: Go back to the future and follow-up on the legacy of St. Pierre Trudeau who once turned on an entire generation, and much of the rest of the country, with his talk of "participatory democracy."

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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