Michael Ignatieff writes about his weekend bender in Montreal.
Everything I heard at Canada at 150 suggested that addressing these challenges will require a new kind of federal leadership. Federal leadership should be about convening, not command and control. Ottawa needs to bring the country together in common purpose, and build networks of responsibilities that are focused on outcomes. Instead, all the current government offers is cuts and reduced expectations, because they have no other plan to address the $54 billion deficit they created.