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Canadian voices speak about the world, even if our politicians don’t
By Gerald Caplan, Globe and Mail, 11 April 2011
Kim Campbell, once prime minister of Canada for five minutes, got herself pilloried by all right-thinking hypocrites for revealing the dirty secret of democratic politics everywhere: Election campaigns are no time for issues to be seriously discussed. Yet even she didn’t have it exactly right. It’s really worse than that. In Canadian politics these days, no time is a good time for thoroughly and vigorously debating the daunting critical issues that confront this country. [...]
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