Canada at 150

The Liberal Party's conference for 'thinkers' in Montreal is trying to engage Canadians across the country.  You can log in from your computer at www.can150.ca and follow the dialogue.    As some of the commentators have said - same old 'experts' telling us what we have heard before.   Two interesting points, however:  1) will the people who log in through the internet feel that their views are heard too?  2)  how will all of this influence policy development in Canada?