Canada protests: Plans for a protest by truckers in the U.S. gain momentum
- February 8, 2022
- Jeff Kopstein, poli sci, The New York Times, Feb. 8, 2022
Canada’s far-right, struggling to make political inroads, relies on spectacle. But the 2019 protest, like other such efforts, mostly failed to gain traction. … “You did have far-right populism — historically, it was there — but it was isolated,” said [Professor] Jeffrey Kopstein, a Canadian political scientist at the University of California, Irvine. “One of the reasons they’re descending on Ottawa is they’re having trouble taking over parties and winning elections. And so they go to this other method,” Kopstein said.
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