New Brunswick Tribune

What now for America? And could it happen in Canada?

The world watched as an angry mob stormed the US Capitol Wednesday. It was a scene few imagined we’d ever see—but it was also, somehow, inevitable.

The world watched as an angry mob stormed the US Capitol Wednesday. It was a scene few imagined we’d ever see—but it was also, somehow, inevitable. In the weeks since the election Donald Trump had been broadcasting his desire for his followers to take action. Then they did.

The mob was cleared. Joe Biden’s win was certified and it appears there will be a peaceful transfer of power. But what does an early-January insurrection attempt portend for US and global politics in 2021? And how safe are we in Canada from the sort of angry political uprising we just watched our neighbour grapple with?

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