December 18, 2013

Has Dysfunctional D.C. Forgotten Canada?

Andrew Cohen, Ottawa Citizen

The Associated Press

So great is the institutional paralysis of the United States in 2013 that the world’s indispensable nation still remains without an ambassador in the capital of its largest trading partner. In Washington, no one is terribly fussed.

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TAGGED: United States, Barack Obama Administration, Barack Obama, Stephen Harper, Canada, Bruce Heyman


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End Canada Post's Mail Monopoly
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