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The hip dullness of Canada's politics

The hip dullness of Canada's politics

I spent part of August on vacation in Canada, only to find myself on what was once called a busman's holiday: Canadians are in the throes of a national election campaign, just like us. And, just like us, they're grouchy about the state of their democracy. They say their campaign goes on too long — "a marathon," one broadcaster complained. They fret that it's awash in money. By election day, candidates, parties and political action committees will spend the equivalent of more than $40 million U.S. And they worry that the democratic process has turned angry and uncivil. At one campaign event, a supporter of the incumbent prime minister, the conservative...

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