The thin line between love and hate: the road from 1968’s Trudeaumania to election protests of 2021
In 1968, Canadians had insatiable hope in the Trudeau dynasty creating a new Canadian polity that affirmed both individual liberty and progressivist state care. That dream is fading quickly into distressing anger on the current Canadian campaign trail towards the Canadian left.
Pierre Trudeau is pictured speaking at Scarborough Park in 1968. Following Pierre Trudeau’s charisma during 1968, statist progressivism has increasingly been viewed by the Canadian left as the default reality of being Canadian, and those classical liberal values of personal liberty were incrementally put to the side by the Canadian political establishment, writes Douglas Jarvis. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Archives of Ontario