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Isolation: engaging Canadians in a changing world

By David Coletto      

Our worldview, our desire for control, and the way we get information are just three things that new MPs should consider as they orient themselves to life in Ottawa and as elected representatives. But the implications of these three forces matter to everyone who seeks to engage and connect with Canadians.

Newly elected Conservative MPs, pictured on Nov. 6, 2019, in the West Block. 'Our worldview, our desire for control, and the way we get information are just three things that new MPs should consider as they orient themselves to life in Ottawa and as elected representatives. But the implications of these three forces matter to everyone who seeks to engage and connect with Canadians,' writes David Coletto. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

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