The ability to get big things done is not simply the result of effective technocrats being given the space to execute like experts. It requires the clarity of vision that comes from bold, risk-taking leadership.
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Canada’s post-secondary sector has so far managed a history of continued expansion, which is largely good news for Canada. However, that continued growth masked underlying issues with programming relevance and revenues.
When it comes to big decisions, governments are pulled in different directions all the time. Our leaders know they have to quash the COVID-19 virus, but they do not know the best way of getting there.
By identifying widely-accepted principles as “characteristics of white supremacy,” the government may inadvertently trivialize and even perpetuate the abhorrent reality of racism itself.
In a culture that sees social expectations as a form of oppression, can we really expect everyone to wake up in the morning of our pandemic present and suddenly agree that we are all in it together?
Overcoming vaccine hesitancy in a democracy will take patience, honest information about the risk-benefit of choices and the advice of trusted friends. Some people will overcome their fear for altruistic reasons and others because the alternative is less attractive.