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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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.