Poll suggests ‘northern populism’ brewing in Canada

Canadians’ outlook is gloomy: only 29 per cent of people believe their lives will get better over the next 5 years.

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began his mandate, he enjoyed uniform support across the educational spectrum.

But the poll suggests that support is becoming increasingly confined to those with a university degree. Forty-two per cent of university degree holders think populism is a bad thing.

Another good reason to keep your children out of university.

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  • ontario john

    But we can get ramadan socks now. What more do you need?

  • canminuteman

    Another example of how going to university makes you stupider.

  • shasta

    “Forty-two per cent of university degree holders”

    Almost meaningless. Everyone knows that graduates after the 80s have been subjected to intense indoctrination. Further; standards were higher in the earlier years, also they have not differentiated arts vs science etc.

    • Kinda burying the lede as well as 58% of university grads don’t think populism bad at all;)

    • K1

      60’s and 70’s public school education=problem started
      The difference is we had Silent Generation parents to give our heads a nod

      • shasta

        That is quite true. My parents fought with the public school I attended in the 60s to keep me away from “new” math and guidance councilors, and they never objected to the many times I got the strap either.

  • clearsky

    I am with the working class on Trudeau.

    • Me three.

      • Starlord

        Sign me up as well. After gay plush toy hugs and Islamic socks… he needs voted out.

  • ellake

    In the meantime Trudeau & ecologists promote electric cars.
    Fact checking: “production of lithium-ion batteries for light electric vehicles releases on average 150-200 kilos of carbon dioxide equivalents per kilowatt-hour battery. ” says new report. http://www.ivl.se/english/startpage/top-menu/pressroom/press-releases/press-releases—arkiv/2017-06-21-new-report-highlights-climate-footprint-of-electric-car-battery-production.html
    That is, I think, equivalent of a few of years driving diesel engine.

  • Oracle9

    With the unicorn hugs, the shirtless photo-bombs, leading the supremacist Big Gay parades, the islamic-rainbow socks – well, Canadians will surely hand him landslide victories from 2019 into the foreseeable future, PM for life, right up to the Caliphate.

    • Your future is elsewhere used to apply only to Ontario, the idiot PM is ruining this country.

  • Liberal Progressive

    If the Conservatives ever become the government again, this just proves the need for the South to secede from the union with the North!

  • robins111

    I see a real market for ramadama-doodle toilet paper.

  • El Martyachi

    Will the demoralized centre show up to vote him out next time around?

    • Alain

      Good question, but I never ever voted for him or his party in the first place. What is amazing is that he still has supporters claiming he is doing a great job. My second son, a UBC graduate before going to medical school in the US, says his UBC old class mates insist Trudeau is doing a great job. My son who lives and works in the US and has always been a Trump supporter along with his American wife just shakes his head and cannot believe how these idiots could claim such rubbish. This is the 30 something generation for what it is worth.

      • El Martyachi

        Canada has been so rich for so long it’s inconceivable to consider anything else for lots of people. And if you’re a member or beneficiary of government, Trudeau is good for you.

  • tom_billesley

    only 29 per cent of people believe their lives will get better over the next 5 years.
    and they are the ones that are still in Syria, Somalia and other salubrious locations.

  • simus1

    Wherever we turn these days for leadership at any level, all we find on offer are listless vote whoring weasels singing from the same leftist hymnbook. Even the oligarchs, rent seekers, and crony capitalists now seem mundane and uninteresting.

  • Where is this populism? I haven’t seen it.

    • Alain

      It depends I think on how one defines it. I still believe that most Canadians favour someone who puts Canadians and Canada first in spite of the official narrative from the MSM and government.

      • Canadians would vote for a dead parakeet if it offered them pot.

  • Tooth&Claw

    That new car looked mighty fine on the showroom floor, sadly it has lousy gas mileage, the electronics fail, and it’s in the shop every other week for some issue that is bleeding you dry financially.
    That’s Trudeau.