Not that you asked, but I think, from my regular discussions with all kinds of people, that most people living in Canada have conservative wants. These range from First Nations wanting clean water to the 1 million+ who want a job to those who want secure economic futures and meaningful well-paid work, affordable housing and education and the like. The “radical” part comes when we ask, “so after 154 years, why don’t we have this in Canada?Why aren’t we working the 15 hour weeks Keynes thought would be possible by the year 2000?”
In the groups I work with, from high school and university students to working people in “adult ed” classes and union workshops, inevitably someone says something like “because shit flows downhill!” The general reaction is one of agreement, across the lines of political party. When asked what they mean, people talk about inequalities of power. They are often pretty scornful of parliamentary politics, again, even when they are whatever party stalwarts and often note that the system may be one person, one vote, but it is also one dollar, one vote when it comes to political influence.
They speak of the power imbalance on the job, where there is no pretence of “democracy,” freedom, or equality. They speak of the injustice of a system where, yes, even in Canada, the single biggest predictor of health outcomes is one’s income. That is, there is a keen awareness that unequal incomes give rise to all sorts of other inequalities. And thus I suggest that conservative wants may well go hand in hand with radical criticisms.
None of this is taken up in elections or parliamentary politics more generally.