Connecting with Canadians
Engaging Citizens…Building Public Trust
Mary Pat MacKinnon argues in her presentation, Engaging Citizens…Building Public Trust, that citizens want a meaningful role in governance. To facilitate this, governments need to build a new relationship with citizens and share in agenda-setting. Public input through deliberative engagement including the use of technology will complement expert and stakeholder consultation and strengthen representative government by creating a process of two-way governance.
Release Date: 8 Nov 2007
E-network: Building Trust Is Basis for Engaging Citizens