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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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.