Is Extremism in Canada on the rise? | Unpublished

Extremism in Canada

Extremism in Canada: Is it on the rise?

Is Extremism in Canada on the rise?

Posted on February 25, 2022

The 3-week occupation of downtown Ottawa has dissipated. What began as a ‘trucker convoy’ against vaccine mandates was co-opted by some extremists, such as the ones waving the Nazi and Confederate flags. They were dubbed “a few bad apples” among a peaceful protest, which was anything but peaceful. It also shone a light on a troubling aspect of Canada—that extremism is alive and well here. What will it take to stop it?

The world got a glimpse inside the power of extremism during the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. For the residents of downtown Ottawa, the occupation of their neighborhoods felt eerily similar. Canadians, at least on the world stage, like to promote our tolerance for everyone, but that is an illusion. Hate grows here too. 

Listen to the podcast, read the articles, vote in our poll and then email your MP to tell why you think what you do. Only at > Canada's forum for politics and current affairs

Write an opinion piece on any topic > Have your say!

See how other Canadians are voting


March 2, 2022

I voted: NoAsk questions like Do you feel Trudeau should step down ? Or do you feel Trudeau is corrupt

March 2, 2022

Thanks for the feedback. We try to ask questions that aren't an obvious yes or no answer. We chose this subject because O'Toole was removed by his caucus and now the party is leaderless. But, undoubtably we'll be asking the same question of the Liberals by the end of the year. 

February 28, 2022

I voted: YesIt is a bit over-simplified. There are all sorts of "extremism" fortunately the kind we increasingly see are not significant politically.

February 25, 2022

I voted: Yes

Since Donald Trump came to power in the United States authoritarianism, fake news and propaganda have been on the rise around the world. For 10,000 years humankind has fought for the right to self-determination. Only democracy has proven to provide the legal and institutional framework necessary for individuals to achieve freedom, or a form of it. And, only since the end of World War II has a part of humankind been able to experience individual freedom to the extent that we do now in Canada and other western democracies. Just 77 years in humankind's entire history (not including Ancient Athens). Nothing, in my opinion, is more important to the future of humankind's development than Democracy. Because extremism leads to anarchy and a loss of individual freedoms, it is never the right approach.

Become an

As the world moves increasingly toward authoritarianism and the censorship of political thought and speech, Unpublished Media seeks to provide a safe space for political discourse and debate in Canada.

Become a member of the community and help shape political debate, policy and decision-making in Canada

James O’Grady, Founder
Unpublished Media Inc.

5 reasons to become an

Support this uniquely Canadian grassroots democracy initiative

Become a Contributor Share your opinions and engage in political discourse and debate in a safe and empowering forum

Vote and email your elected representative on important issues

Become a member of the Unpublished PATREON platform to access exclusive content

Earn Rewards through exclusive access to Member-only contests, challenges and promotions

Membership plans

Unpublished CITIZEN membership plans are available on the portal and through PATREON, a network for content creators.

Choose the plan that’s right for you...

Trial membership

(1 month Free)







welcome package

Members will receive Unpublished Media branded:

  • Digital creative
  • Buttons or bag tag
  • Sticker
  • Coaster