Can Canadian democracy withstand the era of the strongmen?


by Ethan Phillips – September 9, 2018


The fact that right-wing politicians in Canada such as Doug Ford and many of the drivers of the successful Brexit campaign such as Nigel Farge and Boris Johnston, have many of the same anti-democratic tendencies as the Trump administration, suggests a growing trend throughout the English-speaking, political right towards a kind of “soft” authoritarianism.

This article examines the growing populist, anti-democratic forces on the right and the implications for democracy in Canada.

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