Why attend municipal council’s meetings? Next one: March 7th
What motivates people to attend municipal council meetings? First and foremost, the defense of their own interests.
TO DEFEND MY OWN INTERESTS: 87%
BECAUSE I AM ANGRY AT A DECISION TAKEN BY THE MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION: 67%
TO EXERCISE MY DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS: 54%
BECAUSE THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
IS REWARDING: 35%
BECAUSE I HAVE POLITICAL AMBITIONS: 34%
BY CIVIC DUTY: 27%
Source: Postgraduate study of Anton Gubnitsyn, Presence and observation citizens at the municipal level in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton and Saint John, Laval University, 2009. Survey based on the perception of 38 expert observers of municipal life. As presented in the Petit guide québécois de la participation locale produced by L’Institut du nouveau Monde.