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U.S. Political Chaos and Canada

Will an unsettled United States affect Canada, especially with the election looming. Then, what's behind the current surge in COVID-19 cases. And, what's the progress toward a Canadian vaccine?
September 25, 2020 - 16:46

Steve Paikin

Precedent suggests that it can be good to strike while the iron is hot — and also that snap elections can bring governments down. That leaves Canada’s first ministers facing some tricky choices.
Gerry Phillips may not be the most famous former cabinet minister in Ontario history — but you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about him.
Which public monuments we erect or remove should be a matter of reasoned debate — so let’s try to set out some terms.
Now is a good time to build consensus over who merits honouring — and whose legacies should not be celebrated through public monuments.
Protestors want to bring awareness to their calls for social justice. Is destroying a statue of Canada’s first prime minister the best way to do that?

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