If a populist waves comes to Canada, 'it will have more to do with how elites are approaching the issue than an organic change in public opinion,' says Mike Morden, research director at Samara Canada.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at a presser on April 2, 2019, said in a talk hosted by the Global Centre for Pluralism that economic insecurity faced by the middle class gives rise to a divisive brand of populism. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Canadians may not be immune from being swayed by populist rhetoric, but the level of political discontent isn’t high enough to suggest a revolt is afoot in Canada, according to a new report.
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