After Canada's Far-Right Party Loss, Followers Dub Election 'Rigged' - 2021-09-21

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F0.png After Canada's Far-Right Party Loss, Followers Dub Election 'Rigged' September 21, 2021, Mack Lamoureux, Vice News

The day after Canada's election, supporters of the far-right People's Party of Canada (PPC) are reckoning with the fact their "purple wave" never occurred.

Many had hoped the PPC would win a fair number of seats, or even just take one or two and get a fringe voice in Parliament, but every candidate was roundly defeated. This has, of course, led followers to take the "black pill" (fall deep into cynicism) or declare the election "rigged."

The party actively courted the anti-vax, COVID-conspiracy, and far-right vote in Canada and gleefully played up the anger, mostly towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the hopes the fringes would come out to vote for it. The gambit worked to garner large gatherings for some of the candidates and helped turn the election into the angriest one in Canada in recent memory. (At one point, Trudeau had gravel thrown at him, leading a PPC former riding president to be charged with assault.)

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{{cite news | first = Mack | last = Lamoureux | title = After Canada's Far-Right Party Loss, Followers Dub Election 'Rigged' | url = https://www.vice.com/en/article/93yp5d/supporters-of-maxime-bernier-and-peoples-party-of-canada-call-election-rigged | work = Vice News | date = September 21, 2021 | accessdate = April 4, 2022 }}