Concentration of Political Influence

Examines how the concentration of wealth in Canada is contribution to political influence which governs the market.

It appears to be quite certain that the concentration of financial wealth in Canada is leading to a concentration of political influence. One disturbing development in our democracy is that the political state is starting to be governed more by the market than by the sentiments of the voters – even though the market is supposed to be a representation of the peoples’ preferences. But in the end, the state has become a symbolic representation of the vested economic interests of one small, but powerful constituency of society.