We’re reaching the anything-can-happen stage ahead of the 2019 federal vote.
Which is probably reason enough to treat any election polls over the next month or so about as seriously as an election promise.
Nevertheless, a recent Ipsos survey reveals a concerning attitude among Canadian voters. Namely, that of populism. And, by extension, of anti-immigration.
Furthermore, a majority of Canadians feel as though Canada’s society is broken, that Canada’s economy is rigged to advantage the rich and powerful, and that traditional parties and politicians don’t care about people like them.
That sounds awfully familiar to the conditions precluding U.S. President Donald Trump’s election. Here are some more conditions in that regard, as told by Canadians:
Nearly 40% of Canadians believe we need a strong leader willing to break the rules in order to fix Canada. Oh, and four in 10 Canadians agree that immigrants take important social services away from “real Canadians.”
These are concerning trends, though we can take solace in the fact that there is no Trump equivalent running for Parliament. Well, maybe one, but there’s no chance he’ll take his People’s Party to office. Right? Damn it, that’s what everyone thought last time.
Check out the Ipsos poll for a full picture on the matter.