"Something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?"
– Bob Dylan, 72, Ballad of a Thin Man
Happy New Year!
Something really is happening here and I don't know exactly what it is. But I'll tell you one thing: generational change is coming to Canadian politics.
You may not have noticed, but Canadian voters -- including quite a few who are not young people -- have decided, "It's time…"
I know this is not the prevailing gloomy narrative of the punditocracy, ably expressed by journalist Michael Valpy, 71, who seems to feel that alienated and unhappy young Canadians don't vote, won't vote and nothing will ever change for the better to make them vote.