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A discussion of the Ford government's use of the notwithstanding clause.
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Why Doug Ford invoked the notwithstanding clause. Also, surprising new polling on the fate of the Progressive Conservatives.
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The CNN and Washington Post journalist discusses his latesst book, "Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World," and shares his thoughts on the current state of the world.
man in blue suit standing in front of flags from the article After a disastrous April, polling shows that Doug Ford is back in the game
Fresh data from Maru offers some encouraging signs for a party that was almost down and out two months ago.

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