Good governance is of crucial importance to good government, for it refers to the proper principles and guidelines which behaviour and procedures should be based on. Unfortunately it is not a required "course" for elected officials, and therefore it is subject to convenient personal interpretation. For example, elected officials are there to serve the public, and to represent what they believe the public wishes. This may conflict with personal beliefs and agendas. Too bad. We are not elected to further our own agendas. I have hard elected officials say they will vote for something even though they admit the public don't support it, but because they personally like it. This is not serving the public, and it is not good governance.