Ottawa Writers Festival: Rise of the Radical Right

Christ Church Cathedral

414 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON

In the context of Brexit, alternative facts, the rise of the National Front in Europe and talk of screening immigrants for “Canadian values,” there is increasing worry about the rise of xenophobic nationalism and the resurgent power of extreme right-wing parties and what it means for democracy and human rights. Maclean’s John Geddes will speak with Tom McMillan about the history of the Conservative Party of Canada – Parti conservateur du Canada and where it’s headed in the current leadership race.