Voters concerned about the push to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and what they perceived as a loss of freedom were much more likely to vote PPC than voters concerned about anything else.
New research offers a new electoral system that can deliver proportionality and even enhance local representation.
It’s true that PPC Leader Maxime Bernier failed to get re-elected in his own riding and that the Maverick Party only gained a scattering of votes. But that hardly means populism is defeated in Canada.
Justin Trudeau has been elected Canadian prime minister for the third time. But he failed to win the majority he wanted.
None of the three major political parties ran good campaigns this election. But the Liberals are on track to win again due to COVID-19, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the PPC’s improving fortunes.
The populist policies of Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada show a fundamental misunderstanding of how immigration has helped Canada’s economy.
Development assistance has its problems. Nevertheless, it’s crucial for reducing extreme poverty. And it fosters important international relations that benefit all Canadians.
In this election campaign, it would be a good idea to recognize the existence of social inequalities and to rethink the issues of redistribution and social justice without giving into populism.
Environmental charities are worried about speaking out about climate change during the upcoming federal campaign for fear Elections Canada will consider their activities as “partisan.”
Maxime Bernier’s new political party may be able to swipe some votes from the Conservatives. But it’s going nowhere if he allows it to remain a conduit for xenophobia, nativism and white supremacy.
Canada’s opposition Conservatives are borrowing from European populists in stoking fears about asylum-seekers and migrants. Here’s why that’s so dangerous.
Maxime Bernier has announced he’s forming a new conservative party to challenge Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. Don’t count him out. Politics has shown us recently that the impossible can happen.