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On matters that have to do with trust, public life, leadership, and the rights and responsibilities we all share as citizens of Canada. A deterioration in trust in the past two decades. The Washington Post as an example of the news media at its best, and at its worst, but as a disseminator of mistrust. The rise of cynicism and a decrease in confidence in the institutions that serve us. A solution of prevention, an accountability to excellence, fairness, respect, trust, and a balance between rights and responsibilities. The difficulties in becoming well-informed. The meaning of leadership. Nourishing trust and responsibility.