A Political Grid Humming with Hatred: Who Taps Its Energy? - 2019-04-29
Consider this article, then, a diagram tracing the flow of dark energy in Canada's body politic. Within this circuitry, not all human components share identical behaviour or beliefs. But all have proven themselves susceptible to the jolt provided by populist bigotry.
Two leaders of federal parties vying in the fall election, for example, have attempted to insulate themselves with public statements that fail to match their actions. Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer denounced this April anybody who "promotes white nationalism, promotes any type of extremism." He did so, however, after speaking at events with white nationalists and pushing an anti-immigrant motion that furthers their cause.
People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier declared that "racists are not welcome in this party." Meanwhile, he's criticized "extreme multiculturalism" and tweets other xenophobic statements that makes far-right extremists eager to sign up.