'They don't deserve bitching rights' - Macleans.ca

‘They don’t deserve bitching rights’


Robert Fowler’s Keeping It Real tour rolls on.

“The civic and political literacy of young Canadians is appallingly low,” the former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations told a group of University of Ottawa graduates Sunday. “Your age group’s involvement in the political process, at all levels of government, stretches any reasonable definition of apathy.”

… Fowler, 66, said it was “intellectually dishonest” for those who’ve “collectively ignored their civic responsibilities” to moan about the abysmal standards of political leadership in Canada … “You seem to be enthusiastically disqualifying yourselves from any right to demand good government in your own country and effective Canadian engagement abroad,” Fowler said. “Surely you are going to fix that.”