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Observatory on Populism in Canada: Launch Event

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies is proud to sponsor this event.

Observatory on Populism in Canada: Launch Event

Date: September 27, 2023  
Time: 4 p.m – 6 p.m  
Location: Remarks and projection of short documentary film “Canada Day”: Room A304 | Reception: Skyroom - York University's Glendon campus.   

Under the leadership of Professor Emily Laxer, York Research Chair in Populism, Rights, and Legality, we're excited to introduce the Observatory of Populism in Canada. This initiative, a collaboration between Prof. Laxer, Rémi Vivès (Assistant Professor of Economics at Glendon), and Efe Peker (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Ottawa), aims to illuminate the impact of populism on Canadian politics for the benefit of researchers, media, and the larger public. 

The rise of populism is reshaping political landscapes worldwide, causing polarization and disinformation. How is Canada, known for its democratic stability and celebration of diversity, affected? Join us to discover how populist discourses, styles, and strategies are reshaping politics as usual in Canada, and learn about the consequences. 

The event will include introductory remarks by the new Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, Susan Pond. It will also feature a screening of the short film “Canada Day,” directed by Prof. Peker. An official selection of the Weengushk International Film Festival, this film documents tense encounters among political movements advocating diverging conceptions of Canadian identity, following the discovery of unmarked graves of indigenous children near residential school sites.  

Following the screening, engage in a Q&A session with the film director and enjoy a reception with refreshments. 


Sep 27 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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