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In Ottawa, as in Washington, abuse now common tongue of policy debate

Early warning or wake-up call, the Tucson carnage tugs sleeves here. It urgently reminds that political rhetoric has consequences and that public debate is poisoned by toxic politics.

Americans are our canaries in the continental coal mine. Rarely has that accidental service been more valuable to Canada than in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings. Early warning or wake-up call, the Tucson carnage tugs sleeves here. It urgently reminds that political rhetoric has consequences and that public debate is poisoned by toxic politics. Time and investigation will determine if a dotted line connects a lunatic act that killed or wounded 20 people to the demonization of

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