The Far-Right Grassroots Movement Taking Over Canada
The Far-Right Grassroots Movement Taking Over Canada
The Canadian version of the Yellow Vests has little in common with its origins in France

By tapping into a deep reserve of neo-populist resentment and frustration, the Canadian version of the Yellow Vests has — in less than two months — manifested as perhaps the most cohesive right-wing protest movement this country has seen in its recent history.

But what began in France as a grassroots protest against widening economic inequality has, in its spread to Canada, taken on a decidedly xenophobic tone. While the Canadian Yellow Vests have some grievances in common with their French forebears, chiefly concerning economic disparity and unemployment, their message has been decidedly more hateful from the beginning.

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