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National Column: Refugee resettlement pays big political dividends

Canada’s Syrian refugee resettlement operation is more than a laudable contribution to a global humanitarian crisis. It is also a well-executed political play.

Because it was one of the Liberals’ most time-sensitive undertakings, the campaign commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of the year was always a strong candidate for early failure. […]

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National Column: Duffy a fading rocker on a farewell tour

The ol’ Duff doesn’t draw the crowds he used to.

The big top has come down, the circus has left town and Mike Duffy is stuck in the witness box in Courtroom 33, showing us pictures of his new foundation and parking pad at his Prince Edward Island home, detailing his medical woes and his bank balance, praising his wife Heather’s gardening skills and explaining the sewage system in Cavendish. […]

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Canada begins massive climate rebrand

As Canada’s first ministers gathered here for a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, they made it clear they wanted some long overdue credit for their down-in-the-weeds environmental labour while a federal government was amassing a collection of fossil awards for its mantle and a truck full of negative international media reports for its scrapbook. […]