'Trump Effect' Sends Canadians' Trust In Institutions Plummeting

A year ago, Canadians were feeling the "Trudeau effect": Trust in government, business, media and NGOs had jumped in the wake of the November, 2015, election, amid prospects for a new direction for Canada.

This year, Canadians are feeling the "Trump effect" — trust has fallen to its lowest level in 17 years of the Trust Barometer from public relations firm Edelman.

For the first time ever, Canada has joined the ranks of "distrusters," the term Edelman uses to describe countries where fewer than half of the population express trust in their civil institutions.

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