A Thought from Kyiv

There really are people in Ukraine that have the capacity to move it forward.

A New Kind of Club

The Macedonian Women Parliamentarians Club members have accomplished a great deal and are a model for working across party lines, which I think is absolutely necessary for the success of democracy in this country. These women really inspired me!

Canadian Leaders, Look to John A Macdonald!

The Mark News asked me to identify one political leader, either past or present, who could serve as a role model for current Canadian politicians and what could be learned from that leader today. I suggested that Canadian leaders look to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald for inspiration.

Tangible Transparency

One of the most striking things during my recent visit to Switzerland was that I learned that in the Canton of Solothurn ALL jurisdictional business must be conducted in public. Imagine that! An interesting antidote to those who contend that governance conducted in public is merely political theatre.

I say to all women: “Go for it!”

Oftentimes leadership roles are gendered masculine and women are seen as not belonging in political office, even by other women, but Kim Campbell explains why she liked it and why she says, “Go for It!”

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