Do we have a politician in this country who can take on the role of populist champion and thus exploit for political gain any resentment that might be percolating in our Dominion? Certainly some are trying to go that route.
The most blatant populist wannabe, of course, is Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch, whose campaign strategy can be described as a continuous diatribe against the 'elites,' writes Gerry Nicholls.
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OAKVILLE, ONT.—When it comes to the phenomenon known as “populism,” political observers in this country keep asking the wrong question.
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'We do not think it would be appropriate, given the very cordial relationship that our two countries have, and the military alliance that exists between our two countries,' says Deputy Prime Minister Freeland.
'Given the scope and scale of this crisis, it’s incumbent on the government to provide them with supplementary budgeting to adequately provide the support they’re looking for,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.