Populism in Canada: Observations from the 2019 Federal Election: Should We Be Worried?

Published: 2020     |    By: Anders Bretsen and Chelsea Tao |    Volume 68, No. 4 Download PDF Summary The authors present their findings after conducting extensive research on the nature of populism in the recent Canadian federal election, surveying a wide range of public statements from political candidates. These were compiled and assessed to determine whether Canadian democracy was risk of being eroded. Daniel Ziblatt and Steven Levitsky’s 2018 book, How Democracies Die, was used to establish benchmarks for what constituted a threat to democratic institutions and processes. Ultimately, there were no instances where Ziblatt and Levitsky’s...

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