Ottawa Citizen >> Dawson: Yes, councillors should get to abstain from voting

In some ways, Ottawa council follows the immortal words of Yoda: "Do or do not, There is no try." In political terms: Vote yes, or vote no. There is no abstention. It's an imperfect metaphor, admittedly, but the shades of grey that domiante much of politics aren't readily reflect in  the way representatives must, with finality, say what they think. Read more >>

 

Source: Ottawa Citizen, Tyler Dawson, Feb. 13, 2017