December 20, 2013

A Disheartening Year in Canadian Politics

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Mark down 2013 as an annus horribilis for those who want the best from Canadian politics. Scandals, corruption and buffoonery too often dominated the news, causing even more Canadians to get mad, disillusioned or turned off their public affairs. How could at least some of them not feel this way?

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Has Dysfunctional D.C. Forgotten Canada?
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