On robust scrutiny and political culture

News reaches us, via TheStar.com, of unfortunate behaviour by allies of the Mayor of T0r0nto in the face of independent criticism of the mayor’s activities.

This story not only reinforces the central importance of robust scrutiny of the Mayoralty but also highlights the limits on power. It suggests the existence of a very unhealthy political culture.

There are important governance lessons to learn from this type of case.

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