Canadians have had it with the elites

The report includes such gems as “80% of people think the elites who run institutions are out of touch with regular people” and “69% say we need to prioritize Canadian interests over the rest of the world.”

The elites in Canada are about to be hit by a tidal wave of anti-establishment sentiment. The country is ripe for a populist uprising.

People are losing faith in government. Their trust in media is further slipping. Even non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are taking a hit in the public’s eye.

If the elites don’t get their act in order, ordinary folks will see to it that they’re toast at the next available opportunity.

This isn’t me talking. This is a report from one of the world’s leading public affairs firms.

“Canada can no longer count itself immune from the global trend of populism and sinking institutional trust,” reads a release from Edelman.

They’ve just released their 17th annual Trust Barometer, a massive global opinion survey, and this is the first year the results put Canadian sentiment clearly in the anti-establishment category alongside the U.K., United States and France.

The survey was conducted over a long-ranging period that straddled the U.S. presidential election, from last Oct. 13 to Nov. 16.


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