With two national polls showing the vast majority of Canadians support federal Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s call for screening potential immigrants for anti-Canadian values, the real issue is this.
Why is an idea so popular with the public so unpopular among what the great American conservative thinker Thomas Sowell describes as those who consider themselves society’s “anointed”?
That is, self-proclaimed “wise elites”, who believe it is their role to protect Canadians from their own opinions.
This not only includes Liberal and NDP politicians, but many Conservative leadership candidates, along with media pundits and academics.
Despite this, a national Forum Research poll released Saturday of 1,370 Canadian adults taken Sept. 6-7, after Leitch’s views had been widely reported, found 67% agreed with her.
This includes clear majorities of Conservative, Liberal and NDP voters at 87%, 57% and 59% respectively...