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Mike Pompeo just gave Canada’s 2019 election one of its more emotional issues, Arctic sovereignty

By Michael Harris      

Having already campaigned on not buying the problem-plagued, ludicrously overpriced F-35, Justin Trudeau can’t afford to be seen folding to Donald Trump again. Instead, he should send this insolent American president a blunt message about his government’s meddling: buzz off.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pictured Oct. 7, 2018, arriving in Seoul, Korea, at a recent Arctic Council meeting in Finland, trashed Russia and China for their alleged designs on the Arctic, including the notion of extending the Silk Road via the Northwest Passage, writes Michael Harris. Photograph courtesy of Embassy of Korea

HALIFAX, N.S.—For a country obsessed with Russian interference in its national elections, Trumpty Dumpty’s America is doing a pretty good job of interfering in ours.

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