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Is democracy possible?

By Sean Wilson      

It’s not easy to feel optimistic about democracy these days. In his important new book, Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up, activist and author Dave Meslin tackles our democratic deficit and proposes meaningful solutions that would encourage more connectivity between citizens and their governments.

Protesters, pictured on Wellington Street outside the Prime Minister's Office on Jan. 8, 2019, out in solidarity with First Nations people who had been arrested at Wet’suwet’en camp in northern British Columbia who are against the pipeline development in their territory. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—It’s not easy to feel optimistic about democracy these days. In his important new book, Teardown: Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up, activist and author Dave Meslin tackles our democratic deficit and proposes meaningful solutions that would encourage more connectivity between citizens and their governments.

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