populism

Maxime Bernier’s alt-right problem

Note — February 12, 2019: This article is subject to legal complaint by Nicola Hanson.

Last Halloween, the hosts of a white nationalist podcast called The Ensign Hour discussed how to propel their ideology into the mainstream of Canadian politics. Although they pined for a “European homeland,” the co-hosts were all too aware of just how unappealing their movement remained to the political mainstream.

How Canadian populism is playing out in the Burnaby South byelection

By MELANIE GREENStar Vancouver
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019        
BURNABY—Twenty minutes before the first Burnaby South byelection debate, a sudden influx of People’s Party of Canada supporters with shiny signs and newly minted pins filled all the remaining chairs in the room.
And they were ready to be heard, not just seen.

A supporter of the People's Party of Canada cheers while waiting for the arrival of party leader Maxime Bernier at an event in Burnaby, B.C.  (JESSE WINTER / STAR VANCOUVER)