In April 2019, the Lieutenant Governor launched an art exhibition entitled Speaking of Democracy in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park, and online. The exhibition was a response to the observation that both here at home and abroad, many were starting to express concerns about the fragility of democracy and equally of its various and foundational institutions.
The exhibition is designed to engage Ontarians in conversation about significant and timely issues. We ask: Are we taking democracy for granted? What is democracy all about? How has it evolved? What institutions underpin it – duly elected legislatures and their executives, the judiciary, the media, and civil society? Do they need to change? Where is there room for innovation? In these rapidly changing times, is it important to maintain and support democracy?
The exhibition is fully bilingual and is composed of 28 quotes by historic and contemporary sources and individuals exploring these issues.
Find it on display in public spaces across Ontario!