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Tories only party to return to House with confidence and excitement

When Parliament resumes, the NDP and Liberals will be fighting each other, while the Conservatives have a healthy majority.

TORONTO—Politicians are slowly wrapping up their summer holiday trying hard to understand what they can expect when Parliament resumes its activity next month. Their concerns are this year more justified than ever. To find a situation similar to the one we are going to see in September, we have to go back to the 1993 elections, with Jean Chrétien's Liberal Party firmly in charge and with an opposition nowhere to be seen.

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Tories only party to return to House with confidence and excitement

When Parliament resumes, the NDP and Liberals will be fighting each other, while the Conservatives have a healthy majority.

TORONTO—Politicians are slowly wrapping up their summer holiday trying hard to understand what they can expect when Parliament resumes its activity next month. Their concerns are this year more justified than ever. To find a situation similar to the one we are going to see in September, we have to go back to the 1993 elections, with Jean Chrétien's Liberal Party firmly in charge and with an opposition nowhere to be seen.

  

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