'Slippages' in democracy? Justin Trudeau knows a lot about that by Rex Murphy


The core of his musings came with some reflections on the world's democracies. He began by alerting his audience that, "We've come to a moment that, quite frankly, we've seen coming over the past years." And what pray tell is that moment? It's the moment "about democracies around the world (in which) we see a bit of a slippage in our democracies."

This is an interesting description. Words are important, as Barack Obama once observed of Hillary Clinton, and these words are no exception. Nothing serious here for "our" democracies. Just a bit of a slippage. Not a full tumble now, a head over heels moment, or a real fall, but merely a little skid.

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