Connecting with Canadians


Engaging Citizens…Building Public Trust

by Mary Pat MacKinnon

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
Number of pages: 25
Document number: 48943