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National Column: Funds key to clinching Tory leadership

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is a political rule of thumb that defeated incumbents tend to drown their sorrows in money and it turns out the federal Conservatives are no exception.

At $5 million, the spending limit imposed on each of the candidates who will vie to replace Stephen Harper between now and next spring is more than five times higher than the maximum allowed for the leadership contest that resulted in Justin Trudeau’s election. […]

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National Column: Toughest part of Syrian resettlement still ahead

Reading Time: 3 minutesMuch of the political and national conversation on the Trudeau government’s ambitious Syrian refugee program has revolved around targets and timelines. But that has obscured a larger truth.

As the country’s 10,000th Syrian refugee arrives in Canada this week, the toughest part of this project for the Liberal government lies ahead. […]