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Monday, 27 August 2012

Opening the Box on Cognitive Labour in Canadian Politics

The Liberal leadership in the Senate allowed a veteran senator to vote on legislation and spend public dollars for four months after she was diagnosed with dementia and declared legally incompetent.

Shocking?  Irresponsible?  Compassionate considered?

Whatever your take, be careful of the minefield you walk in to when you raise politics and mental health:

Vic Toews speaks before he thinks:

Political delusion impacting staff, leaders and pollsters alike

George Zimmerman:

And of course, Mitt Romney.

Mental health, innovation, what motivates bad behaviour - all questions of increasing relevance on the political stage.  Once the box is opened...


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