An Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News in November revealed that three-quarters (76 per cent) of 1,700 Canadians surveyed said they would consider voting for a candidate with “Trump-like” qualities, including stricter immigration control, reviewing trade agreements to ensure they are in Canada’s best interest and getting tough on crime.
Another poll, conducted by Forum Research, revealed
that support for the federal Liberals dropped by 9 per cent in one
month. According to Forum, if federal elections were held today, 42 per
cent of Canadians would vote Liberal, compared to 51 per cent in
The same poll also found that Trudeau’s “favourability” rating
dropped from 58 per cent last month to 51 per cent in December, while
approval rating for Conservative Party’s interim leader Rona Ambrose
increased from 30 per cent to 36 per cent.
During the “Make America Great Again” election campaign, Trump vowed
to deport illegal criminals, build a wall between the US and Mexico to
stem the flow of illegal immigration, halt immigration from any Muslim
nation “that has been compromised by terrorism”, advance America’s
national interests, rebuild the military, defeat the ideology of radical
Islamic terrorism, and “make America safe and respected again”.
During the “Sunny Ways” election campaign, Trudeau vowed to end
Canada’s bombing mission against ISIS in Iraq, bring 25,000 Syrian
refugees to Canada within two months, decriminalize marijuana, normalize
relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, repeal sections of the
anti-terrorism legislation passed by the previous Conservative
government, reinstate Canadian citizenship for convicted terrorists,
overhaul Harper’s “tough-on-crime” agenda by stripping away some
mandatory sentences and reverse the ban on women taking an oath of
citizenship while wearing a full-face Islamic veil.
Weeks after winning the presidency, the President-elect reiterated
his campaign message during a “Thank You” tour of several states.
“Immigration security is national security. A Trump administration will
always put the safety and security of American people first”, Trump told
a crowd in Iowa.
Six days after being sworn in as Prime Minister, Trudeau told
the New York Times that Canada is the world’s “first postnational
state”. “There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada,” Trudeau
told Guy Lawson, who found it to be Trudeau’s “most radical argument”.
“There are shared values – openness, respect, compassion, willingness to
work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and