U.S. ELECTION

Are there lessons for Canada’s elites in the U.S. election?

Canada is not the U.S. and, fortunately for our arrogant elites, we are less likely to rise up in populist anger and shake the system to its core.

Millions of those who voted for Trump, like many of those who voted for Brexit, dealt a clumsy and crude—and largely unconscious—blow against an ideology and an era that had crushed them economically and socially and took them for granted politically. In this reality there is a great irony: a U.S. democracy widely seen to be in its death throes was used to reject the very people responsible for incrementally killing it. photograph courtesy of CNN screen capture

By MURRAY DOBBIN

PUBLISHED : Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 12:00 AM

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