The populism risk in English Canada

The disconnect between elites and regular Canadians on issues of cultural sensitivity could provide fertile ground for a populist movement to take hold.

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  • robins111

    The dumb bastards are not aware that there is a extremely strong populist movement in Canada but nobody is stupid enough to bray about it on social media.

    • mobuyus

      We had Trump installed, we can do anything.

    • Tooth&Claw

      I like surprises. Especially where we can sh*t-can the closet commies wearing the mask of sunny ways

      • mobuyus

        As much a putrid stench of preening liberal sanctimony as a mask.

  • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

    “risk”

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The “risk” of representative government breaking out?
    Do they mean that kind of risk?

    • Alain

      Representative government is what they call populism.

      • Tweety58

        Exactly !

        • Editor

          ” . . . a populist movement to take hold.”

          Yes. They say it like it’s a bad thing.

  • DMB

    Justin has that covered. Not only is he bringing in hundreds of thousands of new immigrants a year to Canada to vote Liberal but he now plans to grant “citizens” living in Hong Kong voting rights in Canada’s election. It would have been more honest of him to cancel elections altogether and declare himself Prime Minister for life.
    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2049140/canada-grant-voting-rights-hundreds-thousands

  • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

    Oh look, Jennifer Ditchpig is the editor-in-chief. http://policyoptions.irpp.org/letter-from-the-editor/

  • k1992

    He’s dreaming – no politician in Canada will take up the populist or nativist cause. And the sheep will either keep on voting for politicians that do not represent their interests, or they will stay away and hope things will improve on their own; they won’t.

    • Felix_Culpa

      The MSM will ensure this is the case! One must NOT question the wisdom of mass immigration from other cultures. EVER! Look how they vilified Leitch as the 2nd coming of Hitler when the screening questions she proposed for immigrants were actually pretty mild, closer to something the NDP would even support if framed in another context.

  • simus1

    The immediate unfounded assertion that dressing women in garbage bags denotes a high level of religious observance by those of the muslim faith instead of dumping it into customary pre muslim tribal arab politics was to be expected from these cretins.
    Not disappointed.

  • Yeah, I doubt that.

  • andycanuck

    Let’s hope so.

  • Tweety58

    Where do I sign up ?

  • ntt1

    we need somebody Like Lynn Beyak who presents without judgment what her constituents are talking about. the crumpling to Indian demands regarding residential schools is a perfect example. instead of attacking Ms Beyak he should have read the non racist letter carefully then pondered how much support such non PC thoughts have, They have more support than Scheer who is turning out to be just a set of smarmy dimples tacked on another pink conservative. Step aside Mr Scheer let Canadians vote for a new clean honest direction not the politically correct cowards path you have chosen,

    • Ho Hum

      I agree. Scheer needs to resign. The conservatives need to replace him with someone electable before it is too late. According to a statement released today by Lynn Beyak Scheer LIED about asking her to take down the comments on her FB from her constituents (click on image below to read statement)
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTCRe8xX4AAEdc6.jpg

  • Jay Currie

    The Libs dodged a bullet when they tanked electoral reform. Were there any sort of list system in Canada – rather than the first past the post in 300+ constituencies – along with more Greens there would be one or more populist alternatives to the dead from the neck up Conservative Party of Canada (or Liberal-lite as it is more accurately called.)

    At a guess you would be looking at 12-25% of Canadians who would vote to maintain our culture, reduce immigration and get serious about the deficit. And if these people had a chance to elect a member who represented their interests rather than grovelling to the Laurentian elite they would come out to vote in droves.

    As it stands, populism is thwarted by mainstream politics and the idea there is a “social consensus” about topics like immigration which cannot be broken.

    Pity.