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Improving the image of government

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Summary:

Issue:

  • Negative perceptions
    • Influence of vested interests
    • Lack of Trust
    • Elitism
    • Politicians are dishonest
    • Too many broken promises
    • Abuse of power
    • Polarisation and partisan bickering

Solutions:

  • Radical transparency, really open government with real accountability
  • Change partisan vote system.
  • Walking the talk, relationship building, enhance human connection
  • Change the language. Government is simple an extension of us
  • Promote collaboration
  • Emphasis that politicians are people
  • Have more access to politics and normalize politics with society
  • Political courage vision beyond election cycle
  • Changing “leader” dominance model

 

Issue:

  • Corporate influence bureau influence unelected
  • Lack of trust
  • Elitism and competitiveness discourage involvement
  • Idea that all politicians are dishonest
  • Broken promises trust actions
    • Hypocrisy
  • Power being used inappropriately
    • Advertising
    • Industry
    • Political Leadership
    • Whip Votes
    • Power of Leader
    • Media Influence
  • Unelected influence
  • Lobbyists are barriers to civil groups/ citizens engaging with elected leadership
  • No action all talk
  • Partisan bickering
  • Political spectrum polarized

Solutions:

  • Radical transparency
  • Common ground shared objective collaboration
  • Connect on a personal level and learn how to have conversations with people we disagree with.
    • Book - “I think you are wrong but I’m listening”
  • Change partisan vote system. I vote Green just because rather than for specific MLA
  • Walking the talk, relationship building
  • Restoring dignity to the political process
  • Rise above partisan politics
  • Change relationship from vertical to horizontal
  • Initiatives in the platform to collaborate (as always) and support not-typical politicians to get elected
  • Human connection
    • Personal calls and canvassers
  • Change the language. Government is simple an extension of us
    • Perception education promoting collaboration
    • Emphasis that politicians are people
    • Support Independent journalism. Ex. National Observer
    • Have more access to politics and normalize politics with society
    • Political courage vision beyond election cycle
    • Changing “leader” dominance model
    • Pendulum swing
      • Middle Ground
    • Government should lead with consideration not follow the loudest complainers
      • Swing ridings
  • How to avoid manipulation from taking control?
    • Unlimited input to be answered
  • Leading positive change for all individual
    • Gain/image
    • Really open government
      • Real accountability
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