Kenney’s Alternative Facts: When Party Leaders use Populist Tactics to Mobilize Voters

by Victoria de Jong On December 29, Jason Kenney, newly-minted leader of the United Conservative Party, composed a tweet that captured the attention of supporters, opponents, and #ableg spectators alike. In the tweet, he claimed that Alberta’s population is on the decline and that 10,000 businesses have gone bankrupt in the past two years. As of press time, this tweet has garnered 610 likes, 459 … Continue reading Kenney’s Alternative Facts: When Party Leaders use Populist Tactics to Mobilize Voters