Democracy requires a well-informed citizenry. The decline in higher-order thinking skills and increasing dependence upon internet-based media for information creates fertile ground for the Trudeau brand.
As Yogi Berra once famously said, 'It ain't over till it's over,' and the latest episode in the now three-year epic drama featuring Ottawa's beloved Château Laurier Hotel may soon see the City of Ottawa in court.
Even acknowledging the growing difficulty that many people have separating rhetoric from realty in this digital age of post-truth and alternate facts, the Liberals’ continuing rise in the polls seems uncomfortably preternatural.
Built by the Crown on Crown land, the Government of Canada nonetheless decided to privatize the Château Laurier in 1988. That decision can be reversed. It may now be time to bring it back under Crown stewardship.
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