"Despite lower unemployment rates in Canada and neighbouring countries, people in many segments of our society carry a sense of uncertainty, risk, or dare I say fear or dislocation. This undercurrent has generated growing resentment and anger among some voters at the perceived unwillingness or inability of governments to be responsive to the threat of economic, social or cultural dislocation, and a perceived loss of control over their livelihoods and future. The result in a number of countries in recent elections has been a rise of populism, with misplaced blame on immigration and/or trade."
Remarks by Jonathan T. Fried, Coordinator, International Economic Relations and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20, delivered at the C.D. Howe Institute on October 15, 2018.