By personalizing his attacks on Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer has tried to incite the anger that is the lifeblood of populism. It thrives on resentment and a feeling of being betrayed and usurped by elite political leaders, immigrants, cosmopolitans, or others.
Let's do this: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Mr. Scheer, as a career politician who has enjoyed some of the most luxurious taxpayer-funded perks on the federal scene and now makes $200,000-plus a year, is not the most obvious figure to argue that the Liberal elites don’t care about the economic problems of the Canadian rank and file. But Mr. Scheer has worked hard to try to sketch a meaningful contrast between his middle-class upbringing and that of Mr. Trudeau, the rich son of a former prime minister, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—By Oct. 21, Canadians will have a better idea how the populist wave that has swept through Western democracies in recent years will play out in Canada.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Guide to Using Social and Digital Tools in Election Campaigns: Digital and Social Tools that Politicos are Using to get Elected, Raise Funds, and Recruit Volunteers Guide to Using Social and Digital Tools in Election Campaigns
NDP MP Daniel Blaikie says it's worth taking 'a little extra time' to understand the 'full implications' of the new NAFTA, as well as to look at how Canada can improve its internal international trade process.
The 'huge overstep by the Conservative Fund’ to fire executive director Dustin van Vugt has created ‘bad blood’ between the national council and the fund, says Yaroslav Baran, a former senior Conservative Hill staffer.