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Politics and Government

Canadian A fine city with too many socialists and mosquitoes. At least you can spray the mosquitoes. – Ralph Klein speaking in 1990 as a Progressive Conservative MLA from the City of Calgary – Canadians often point out that while the American constitution promises “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” the constitution of Canada – written in the 1860s in England – sets a more modest goal: “Peace, order, and good government.” – Robert Fulford – Here in Canada, national political campaigns are brief: We begin by pretty much ignoring the whole thing for a few weeks – then there’s a debate, a little yelling, maybe some pointing, every leader buys a bunch of Timbits and, boom, suddenly it’s election day. But in the United States, presidential campaigns last longer than all pregnancies and most wars. – Scott Feschuk, MACLEAN’S Magazine, September 3, 2012 – The trouble lies in the fact that a Canadian Prime Minister has never been exiled to the Arctic. – Stefansson Vilhjalmeer – To create a housing shortage in a …