Truth tracker: Analyzing the World Economic Forum 'Great Reset' conspiracy theory - 2022-05-27
Conspiracy theorists say the World Economic Forum (WEF) is pulling the levers of world power. Some even accuse it of using or even orchestrating the COVID-19 pandemic to restructure societies in favour of multinational corporations and leftist global elites through a project called "The Great Reset." It's claimed the World Economic Forum's influence extends right to Ottawa and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government.
Roland Paris, a professor and director of the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, says, "none of these concerns are legitimate."
"The WEF brings people together for discussions," Paris told CTVNews.ca. "It may have pretensions as an organization that produces policy ideas, but it has little-to-no influence on government policy."
In Canada, former member of Parliament Maxime Bernier and Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Poilievre have repeatedly taken aim at the World Economic Forum and "The Great Reset," accusing it of serving a globalist agenda at the expense of regular Canadians.