Council of Thirty and Local Councils

To capture the wisdom and experience of the public, a system of councils will be enacted. These local and provincial councils will be comprised of a broad representation of persons, from all walks of life, with the aim of gathering their views on a range of policy issues.

Council participants will hold debates to discuss and explore issues affecting their local communities, as well as, provincial and national policies.

To help guide the process, a National Council of Thirty will act to bring all the various inputs, from across the country, together with the aim of producing outcomes which can then be presented to various levels of governments for consideration in their policy planning process.

Deliberative democracy holds that, for a democratic decision to be legitimate, it must be preceded by authentic deliberation, not merely the aggregation of preferences that occurs in voting. Authentic deliberation is deliberation among decision-makers that is free from distortions of unequal political power, such as power a decision-maker obtains through economic wealth or the support of interest groups.


The Council of Thirty, established in 2024, is an independent body comprised of Canadians from all walks of life from the public and private sectors and academia. It aims to explore critical social, economic and political repercussions of decisions taken by government institutions and our elected bodies. The Council is characterized by the extensive experience of its members and common sense thinking. Members would be representative of all spectrums of society, political views…..