Democratic Engagement measures the participation of citizens in public life and in governance; the functioning of Canadian governments with respect to openness, transparency, effectiveness, fairness, equity and accessibility; and the role Canadians and their institutions play as global citizens.
Key findings are:
- Many Canadians are not satisfied with the state of their democracy.
- An overwhelming majority of Canadians feel that the policies of the federal government have not made their lives better.
- Canada’s global engagement record is poor.
The Democratic Engagement Research Report was released on January 27, 2010: