populism

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Nov 12, 2019
Alberta Premier Kenney and Energy Minister Savage respond to the federal government's decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr

The fake populism of Jason Kenney

In electing Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party, Albertans have given themselves a fake populist government, one that is working on behalf of powerful oil interests rather than the people.
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Aug 14, 2019
Opening ceremony, Canada Day Toronto Blue Jays game. Image: Ken Whytock/Flickr

Should Canadian voters be concerned about populism?

Deborah Mebude
At its worst, populism exploits weaknesses in democracy, playing off tensions within society. At its best, it could produce increased democratic inclusion and provide a platform for everyday people.

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