Democratic deficits aren't just an 'over there' problem. By enhancing our own democracy in Quebec and Canada, we become a stronger role model and supporter for the peoples of the Middle East
Ordinary civilians should be at the heart of the equation.
Something is happening in the Arab world that Canadians of all backgrounds are watching with intense interest. That the people of the Tunisia and Egypt have risen up in the hundreds of thousands to demand their rights as free citizens is a cause for hope.