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Politicians could brush up on their humility

Apologizing in politics actually takes courage and is a sign of strength, you know.

TORONTO—My column last month in these same pages referenced a powerful scriptural passage, "For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?" This line, I argued, is fitting for Prime Minister Stephen Harper who, reaching the pinnacle of politics, has abandoned his conservative convictions.

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Politicians could brush up on their humility

Apologizing in politics actually takes courage and is a sign of strength, you know.

TORONTO—My column last month in these same pages referenced a powerful scriptural passage, "For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?" This line, I argued, is fitting for Prime Minister Stephen Harper who, reaching the pinnacle of politics, has abandoned his conservative convictions.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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