Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Majority of Canadians distrust government: poll suggests

Populist anger is moving politics in Canada.
In a recent Edelman poll, only 43 per cent of Canadians say they trust their government — down from 53 per cent a year earlier.
And 80 per cent of Canadians feel the country's elites are out of touch.  
The findings in the so-called Trust Barometer survey conducted annually by public relations firm Edelman is the first time in 17 years that Canada has joined the ranks of "distruster" countries in which more than half of citizens say they distrust their civic institutions.
Author and journalist Susan Delacourt says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should be really concerned. This spike in distrust and cynicism is the same sentiment that propelled Donald Trump to the White House, and it is gaining ground here. 

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