Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper has given a talk about the elephant in the room.
He thinks that the U.S.A. will continue with its America First strategy after Trump’s reign ends. Harper’s new book will explore populism, the political and economic trends behind Trump’s win and Brexit.
I’m not too sure that Harper will be a lot of help here. He tried to get on a populist issue that he thought Canadians would like and that he thought would get himself reelected. Canadians rejected the nasty trend he tried to start with his niqab-bashing rhetoric.
Maybe he will be able to shed some light. Maybe he will instruct others that if one is going to pick a populist slogan, you had better be sure that it resonates with the electorate before you bring it forward.
No more niqabs doesn’t sound as good as buck-a-beer.
Here are slogans that will resonate well with Canadians and Canadiens alike:
“We ain’t weak, nous ne sommes pas doux;”
“Buck a biere;”
“We will entrepreneur the heck out of those damn Yankees.”