Trumpism Rises in Canada as MAJORITY Now Distrust Justin Trudeau’s Government
Majority Canadians No Longer Trust Liberal Government
In a recent Edelman poll, only 43 per cent of Canadians say they trust their government — down from 53 per cent a year earlier.
And 80 per cent of Canadians feel the country’s elites are out of touch.
The findings in the so-called Trust Barometer survey conducted annually by public relations firm Edelman is the first time in 17 years that Canada has joined the ranks of “distruster” countries in which more than half of citizens say they distrust their civic institutions.
Author and journalist Susan Delacourt says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be really concerned. This spike in distrust and cynicism is the same sentiment that propelled Donald Trump to the White House, and it is gaining ground here.
“We tend to be smug in Canada and candid and think that we don’t have the problems we’ve been seeing in the United States … I don’t think we should be, ” Delacourt tells The Current’s guest host Laura Lynch.
Compared to a year ago after Prime Minister Trudeau was first elected, Delacourt says trust in government and the media has slipped 10 per cent.
The obvious thing that Trudeau needs to do it to regain the trust of the Canadian people which will be nearly impossible for him to do with the strong pro-Islam and pro-Immigrant stances he has.
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