Roy Romanow and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing Report on Democratic Engagement 2010

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: