Canadian Multiculturalism and the Absence of the Far Right

  title={Canadian Multiculturalism and the Absence of the Far Right},
  author={Emmanuela E Ambrose and Cas Mudde},
  journal={Nationalism and Ethnic Politics},
  pages={213 - 236}
The far right has never been a prominent force in Canadian politics or society. Traditionally, they more resembled the North American than the West European model: ideologically dominated by right-wing populism and white supremacy, organizationally characterized by factionalism and sectarianism. The extreme right seems an almost negligible force today, in part reflecting a similar decline in the United States, while the radical right has so far been unable to build upon the recent upsurge of… Expand
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