Last year’s provincial elections showed the potency of the kind of resentment seen in the yellow vest movement in France, particularly when coupled with veiled intolerance, stressed living standards, and bitterness over shifting cultural mores.
Demonstrators who sport the yellow neon security vests French motorists are required to carry for emergencies emerged in November in response to the French government’s climate change-mitigating tax on diesel fuel, but the composition of the protesters has evolved to include others including anti-immigration populists. Flickr photograph courtesy of NightFlightToVenus
OTTAWA—Populism in its various modern forms has been altering the global political picture for several decades.
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The Liberals will be under attack from all sides in the next election campaign, but Liberals say they have a good story to tell and some say they need to sharpen up their communications strategy before it's too late.