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Iraq debate dodged real questions for stale rhetoric

It is a credit to our system that Parliament debated our Iraq mission. Unfortunately they had a partisan squabble over whether Canada is doing too much when we needed a statesmanlike discussion of whether we are doing too little.
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This is the role of the Speaker

Who is the Speaker of the House of Commons anyway? Well duh. It’s Andrew Scheer. But what I mean is, what does the Speaker do?
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Tracing our freedom to ancient Greece

If you love your freedom, thank a Greek. Specifically Themistocles.
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An idea for statesmen — if Britain had any

Now that Scots have voted decisively not to leave the UK yet, a bit, British politicians need to discuss something important. If only they knew how.
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Scottish push for independence fizzles

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled, seem too bored to vote with him on Sept 18. Polls suggest their independence referendum will fizzle out amid sour grasping indifference instead of getting the vigorous “No” it deserves.
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