Friday, April 21, 2017

HIstory of ethics in leadership


A small story in the papers the other day noted how a would-be Canadian political party leadership contender had to get a court order to have his party follow its own rules with regard to his entry in the race. Meanwhile another story reported that the mullahs in Iran have barred Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running for president of Iran.

The difference, I think, is that Iran doesn't make grandious claims about being "democratic."

The level of petty corruption that attends everything to do with the squalid vote-buying that passes for party leadership selection in Canada strikes me as one of the great under-examined stories of our politics. Really, can an ethical person stomach joining any Canadian political party?  
 
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