Europe, Populism and Le Pen – April 30, 2017

Europe, Populism and Le Pen – April 30, 2017

Europe, Populism and Le Pen – April 30, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: What the upcoming French presidential election means for France and the rest of Europe.

Alison speaks to journalist Stefan de Vries, who has been covering the French Presidential election for BBC Radio, CNN as well as on his podcast So French.

French scholar and teacher of political science at the Paris Institute of Political Science, Thomas Vitiello talks to Alison about how the outcome of the Presidential election could affect the European Union.

The Globe and Mail Senior International Correspondent Mark MacKinnon speaks to Alison about his coverage of the refugee crisis and the rise of populism in Europe.

And we hear from two French citizens with very different opinions on who should be the next French President.