At the peak of Canada’s effort to repatriate tens of thousands of Canadians, Liberal MP Rob Oliphant’s consular responsibilities filled his inbox with 1,600-plus emails and pushed his work days past 15 hours as the go-between the government and MPs dealing with constituents in crisis abroad .

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