Trump populism comes to Canada

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    Jay Tee

    Canada really does act like America, Jr. sometimes. Wish they could be smarter than we are.

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    rainyday

    It is worth noting that an appeal to Trump style racism (though nowhere near as overt) was a big reason the Conservatives lost in 2015. Canada ain't perfect, but this type of ignorant BS doesn't sell well politically north of the border and I doubt Leitch is going to catch on.

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    Onniyama

    Yep. The plunge in oil prices and the struggling economy can clearly be blamed on the immigrants. There might just be enough rednecks in Canada for her to be successful.

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    qwertyjapan

    Racism? What racism?

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    1glenn

    Chump's racism successfully won him the Electoral College. The people chose Clinton. God help us all.

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    MsDelicious

    Most of those Syrians will probably head South. Trump needs to build a wall on that border.

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    Strangerland

    Most of those Syrians will probably head South.

    Why would they ever want to do that? It makes zero sense whatsoever.

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    bass4funk

    Chump's racism successfully won him the Electoral College. The people chose Clinton. God help us all.

    If we can endure Obama for 8 years, the left can endure Trump for 8.

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    Athletes

    Most of those Syrians will probably head South.

    Most of those Syrians will be never settled in South. 30 per cent of adults from South are unemployed and surviving with food vouchers.

    South has no universal health care like O Canada. If those people get sick there, it will be nightmare for them.

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    Aly Rustom

    Like Trump, Leitch has been accused of being racist and targeting Muslims with her proposal to make every immigrant go through a face-to-face interview before letting them in.

    Gee. I wonder why....

    Even if my colleagues are concerned about the backlash of the media or other elites, that’s okay with me because I’m quite comfortable ... I don’t view it as racist in any way,” said Leitch, a practicing Catholic from the traditionally conservative, oil-rich province of Alberta.

    You may not view it as racist, but it is.

    The reason Trump got his momentum is he was the only candidate who was prepared to talk about immigration,”

    No. The reason Trump got his momentum is he was the only candidate who was prepared to cater to racists, sexists, and all around general bigots. And even with that, he only won because of the electoral college AND voter suppression.

    Most of those Syrians will probably head South.

    That is ridiculous.

    She's not going to get in. I've lived a long tiime in both the US and Canada, and they are VERY VERY different countries with very different demographics. And the economy doing bad is not Trudeau's fault. It is the fault of Harper and the stupid right-wing policies he put Canada through. Trudeau hasn't had time to fix Harper's mess yet. He can't be blamed for the economy- he hasn't been in long enough.

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