As Canada faces a newly elected parliament, one that has for the most part not changed since the last election, with the Liberals once again holding a minority government, the push for Conservatism was strongly felt.
The Peoples Party of Canada, with their second election now under their belt, tripled their support, going from 1.9% to 5.1% in the popular vote. This is remarkable for a party that was formed a mere four years ago. Although the PPC did not take any seats, their conservatively responsible platform resonated with many Canadians. In the 2019 election, the PPC was an afterthought for many, if they thought about them at all. The media did not report on them, the populace ignored them for the most part. This election, they caused waves, and as their supporters frequently posted, a ‘Purple Wave’.
The PPC was formed during the popular Trump administration, and indeed, the leader, Maxime Bernier was frequently compared to President Trump with his definitive right wing policies.
With the defeat of the Trump administration in 2020, the PPC continued to operate under the radar for a year, and when the election was called for 2021, they had an excellent campaign platform to use. Freedom from Covid tyranny. It must be said that the PPC is neither anti-vaccination, nor is it anti-mask, but rather, it is pro freedom, and this is what they campaigned on, gaining an inordinate amount of support in the process.
Like the Trump administration, the PPC is conservative in most of it’s platform, a platform that has stayed the same since it’s inception. Their policy on immigration and refugees line up with our mandate, as do many of it’s other policies. Freedom, Fairness, Responsibility and Respect resonate strongly with PC supporters.
The push for true conservatism has been seen not only in Canada and the United States, but also in European countries.
Many of the Eastern Block nations have stood firm in their Judeo-Christian tradition, and are mocked and derided by progessives, yet they have stood firm.
Today, a meeting was held in Hungary, the Budapest Demographic Summit. which will be attended by many conservative thinkers, including French commentator and debater Eric Zemmour, who said of Hungarian President Victor Orban: “I admire his resistance to the times”.
According to Wikipedia, Éric Justin Léon Zemmour is a French far-right polemicist, essayist, political journalist and writer. A well-known public debate figure in France, he politically self-identifies between Gaullism and Bonapartism. A nationalist and traditionalist, he will be among many who share his political stance. Nationalists and Traditionalists are often pigeonholed as ‘far-right’.
Among the other guests of this summit, some political figures of weight in their country: the former vice-president of Donald Trump, Mike Pence , the Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša , the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and, potentially, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Traditional Judeo-Christian values continue to be fought for in the West, albeit by a smaller and smaller segment of the population. A remnant will remain.