Empathy Driven Governance
Without empathy, you will never have inclusion.
~ TC Mayor, Chris Bzdok, Sat. morning at Great Lakes Bioneers Conference.
This weekend he was on stage riffing about governance with Derek Bailey, Tribal Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. The two shared the stage for 30 minutes talking about the foundations of how they approach their different political roles. It was a refreshing discussion and I joked that it was a debate between what was more needed in government: compassion or empathy.
If there is a difference, we need both.
The mayor has recalled his remarks and posted them on the Plan for TC website. The video should be up in the next few weeks.