Trudeauism

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Trudeauism refers to the liberal political ideology associated with former Liberal Party of Canada leader and Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau.[1] Trudeauism involves social liberal, economic nationalist and Canadian nationalist policies. Trudeauism supports social justice, advocating a just society.[2]

It is concerned with historical dienfranchisement for cultural and linguistic minorities in Canada, such as Francophones and advocates bilingualism and multiculturalism in Canada though it opposes distinct society status for Quebec as advocated by some Canadian federalists.[3] Trudeau's policy on First Nations affairs included the White Paper that controversially advocated the end of economic and political autonomy of First Nations within Canada that had been granted for centuries, this policy failed and was later removed from the Trudeau government's agenda.[4]

Contrast with Laurier liberalism[edit]

Trudeauism, In contrast with Laurier liberalism, places higher emphasis on equality, and social justice, while Laurier liberalism emphasizes individualism, and classical liberalism. Trudeauism also involves a more centralized federal government resulting in policies like the National Energy Program. Laurier liberalism in contrast, involves a more decrentralized form of federalism.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Brimelow. The patriot game: Canada and the Canadian question revisited. Hoover Institution Press, 1986. Pp. 61.
  2. ^ Alain Gagnon, James Tully. Multinational democracies. Cambridge, England, UK Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. 152.
  3. ^ Alain Gagnon, James Tully. Multinational democracies. Cambridge, England, UK Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. 152.
  4. ^ Alain Gagnon, James Tully. Multinational democracies. Cambridge, England, UK Cambridge University Press, 2001. Pp. 153.
  5. ^ "Wilfrid Laurier's views on Canadian federalism". Carleton University Research Virtual Environment.