-NOTE: This is a theoretical article about what I think may happen in the years to come.
Now, in my last Take, "The Re-Rise of Isolationism in the West", I covered how the US and UK are having rising isolationist views, probably due to the common ancestry and general attitude of British people (I am British btw). But there is one nation i failed to cover there: Canada.
Now these topics often get very heated and I try not to offend as well, but if I do, I'd like to apologize in advance (I should have done this in the last post).
I've no doubt you've probably seen the reports about people migrating to Canada, and this is no surprise really, Canada is different than a lot of other countries in the world. In reaction to this sentiment of being left out and not being listened to by their government, instead of electing or listening to an extreme politician (like Trump, Farage, le Pen, or Duterte), they elected Justin Trudeau:
Trudeau is a Liberal moderate, and already i can tell that some Americans here are going to have red flags going up in their head as soon as I say Liberal, but hear me out. Unlike a lot of other leaders, Trudeau has lead a platform that has Humanized him; he is seen in Canada as not just a politician, but a trusted politician, a man the people can lean on. This is in part due to his campaigning, as he has not just campaigned for the little man, but for everyone, and when he's made a promise, he's followed through on it, even CETA, a very highly controversial thing for anti-globalisation activists.
I think he's going to have a long set of terms ahead of him; three at the most, but all of these arguments are why I think as many other nations start to break alliances and retreat inside their borders, Canada is going to become a very open place for a lot of people. And in fact, they'll probably start to experience something close to a golden age.
Canada might even start to become a dominant power in politics and the world itself and this isn't just thanks to one man, but an entire nation sticking with each other, on knowing they're bucking the trend by making friends, building alliances and working together, in a time when this won't be as common.
Watch out Russia, the world's new superpower is coming for you.
PS. I just want to say, I know Trudeau isn't perfect- no one is - but I feel he's showing he's a normal person and a leader, and this has helped the Canadians to connect with him, and to trust him. If any Canadians want to rectify this or feel they don't agree with any of this Take, please say so, and we can talk it out in friendly debate.
~From, the UK~