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11 Jun

Fellow Michael Valpy Co-Authors a Globe and Mail Opinion on Ontario’s “Angry Blind Spot”

June 11, 2018 | By |

Are young people turning their backs on democracy in favour of strongman leaders?

According to Michael Valpy and co-author Frank Graves, president of Ottawa-based EKOS Research Associates, males between the ages of 20 and 55 voted in favour of Doug Ford’s Conservatives. They are deeply angry at elites.

“Being told that Mr. Ford is unfit to lead Canada’s largest subnational government is unhelpful – first, because a lot of their unhappiness and anger is rooted in real changes in their conditions, which governments, despite their rhetoric, have not ameliorated; second, because depicting them as the deplorables, as Hillary Clinton did in the U.S. presidential election, merely engages them more deeply and emotionally.”

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