Peter MacLeod

“The problem isn’t that we ask too much of people, but too little. We need to have courage to ask more in a different way. If we do, we will be pleasantly surprised."

Peter MacLeod is one of Canada's leading experts in public engagement and deliberative democracy. He is the co-founder and principal of MASS LBP, an innovative organisation based in Toronto which works with forward-thinking governments and corporations to deepen and improve public consultation and engagement.

Since 2007, MASS has led some of Canada's most original and ambitious efforts to engage citizens in tackling tough policy options while pioneering the use of Civic Lotteries and Citizen Reference Panels.

He is a world-renowned voice on the citizen's experience of the state, the importance of public imagination and the future of responsible government.