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Patrick Speck is a conservative activist and writer who has previously served as a policy adviser within Stephen Harper’s Conservative government and the Director of Policy for the Ontario PC Campus Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and History from Carleton University, and remains active in conservative politics.

    Articles by Patrick Speck

  • Posted: July 19, 2017

    This year’s defeat of populist-nationalist parties in elections in France and Holland, and their apparent political setbacks elsewhere, has been hailed as evidence that the recent surge of far right movements has ended. But the things that fuelled it – terrorism, refugee migration, working class anxieties – haven’t gone away. And in Donald Trump’s America, many countries in Europe, and even parts of Canada, populist-nationalism remains a potent and growing political force, especially among young people. It would be a mistake to dismiss it, writes Patrick Speck.