The lunatics are in charge of the asylum down south and the only safe response is the one Trudeau and his people have adopted: remain calm, answer absurd accusation with quiet argument and wait for the storm to pass. In this, he will have Canadians on his side.
Kevin O’Learyended his long-distance campaign for the Conservative Party leadership last week, after skipping almost every debate (but never missing a U.S. television gig). The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GATINEAU, QUE.—After an extraordinarily eventful week in politics, we are down to two main choices: Justin Trudeau or the crazy people.
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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
A spokesperson for the heritage minister says 'we are currently looking at models adopted in other countries on appropriate remuneration of news content and will come back with new propositions in due course.'