Conservative politics are resonating with young Canadians, according to recent polls. Pierre Poilievre is getting much of the credit for this growth in support.
Political observers are trying to figure out what’s going on. And I might have some helpful insights to explain.
As president of Canada Strong and Free Network, formerly known as the Manning Centre, I have been particularly focused on engaging Millennial and Gen Z Canadians. I’ve spoken directly with countless young conservatives as we launch a new mentorship program for conservatives under 30. Over the past week, I’ve spent hours reading through applications for the program.
Here’s my biggest takeaway that might explain why young Canadians are becoming more amenable to conservative politics: Conservatism is the new counterculture. Liberals are now “the man.”
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In the 1960s and 1970s, the young rebels calling for freedom successfully championed voting rights and equality under the law. In 2022, young rebels want to end government overreach into our communities, pursue home ownership and embrace true diversity: diversity of thought.
It's that last bit that has me super suspicious.
While all for diversity of thought, just exactly what does that mean? Are we talking a Jordan Peterson diversity style, or just actual diversity of thought?