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No longer envious of U.S.-style politics

American politics are brutal. Just watching the U.S. primaries and debates play out on TV, our own brand of politics is so much more civilized.

At one time in my life, I often envied the U.S. style of politics in the way that U.S. politicians responded to the needs of their local constituents.

As I thought about national and provincial elections, I often felt our locally-elected officials failed to represent their own constituents and more frequently began representing those in Ottawa and Toronto.

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