In a recent CBC poll, the majority of Canadians do not trust their liberal government that is currently being led by the ultra-liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“We tend to be smug in Canada and candid and think that we don’t have the problems we’ve been seeing in the United States … I don’t think we should be, ” Delacourt tells The Current’s guest host Laura Lynch.”
In an Edelman poll, only 43% of Canadians say that they trust their government, which is down a whopping 10% from the 53% of last year. 80% of polled Canadians feel that their country’s elites are out of touch. This is the first time in 17 years that Canada has joined the ranks of ‘distruster‘ countries, which is a country in which more than half of their citizens say that they do not trust their governing institutions. Trudeau is having a hard time gaining the trust of his fellow Canadians, and it might just be because of his strong pro-Immigrant and pro-Islam stances.
The challenge for Trudeau to restore trust in Canadians, according to Delacourt, is to live up to the promise made in his speeches, which is to connect people back to politics. “How do you make people believe or get them to believe that what is happening inside the halls of power actually affects them in more ways than just their wallets?” “That’s often been the quickest and easiest way to the voters’ heart is through their wallets,” Delacourt tells Lynch.