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Politics this morning: a holiday for some, the start of the World Humanitarian Summit for others

By Ally Foster      
Two young boys in Rakhine, Myanmar (otherwise known as Burma). Photograph courtesy of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

It's Monday, May 23. In many provinces (with the exception of the East Coast; Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island), today is a statutory holiday. In Quebec, it's referred to as National Patriots' Day to commemorate the 1837 rebellion against the British. In the rest of Canada, it's called Victoria Day, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. According to the government of Canada, it's the nation's oldest statutory holiday. The House is on

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