Left wing “populism” in Canada

Opinion: We need to admit Canada has a left-wing populism problem

Denis Tsarev: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s grandiose promises betray his populist approach

Even more alarming, populism has crept into and seems to have taken ahold of our federal government policy in Canada.

The recent promises of the Liberal government to consider universal basic income and to increase spending with a range of new government programs aimed at solving such complex issues as homelessness and climate change are a good example of this trend. These programs promise a lot, including to fix problems quickly, but their effectiveness and cost have been noted by many to be negligible and highly questionable, in that order.