The Russian president upsets the West when he takes territory abroad or interferes with elections or conflicts in other countries, but the U.S. and its allies have been doing these things for years and are still seen as the ‘good guys.’
Russia—under the direction of President Vladimir Putin, pictured at Argentina’s G20 leaders’ summit last month—recently built a bridge to connect its annexed territory of Crimea to the Russian mainland. Photograph courtesy of G20 Argentina
OTTAWA—Sometimes it is important to take a good look in the mirror and judge ourselves by the same yardstick by which we judge others.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
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