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OTTAWA—The lazy days of summer are always a good time to draw attention to a political issue. Except when they are not. Last week’s “emergency session” on asylum seekers managed to secure major media exposure and testimony from three ministers. So the Conservative opposition succeeded in its goal of shining a light into a little-known corner of public policy. Score one for the Tories. Or maybe not. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel’s abrasive questioning made for great television. But

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Score one for the Conservatives, or maybe not

By Sheila Copps      

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel’s abrasive questioning made for great television. But her vitriol actually detracted from any political message.

Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel and Pierre Poilievre, pictured July 25, 2018, at the House Citizenship and Immigration Committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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