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Canada's Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre speaks in the House of Commons.

REUTERS/Blair Gable

Poilievre is polling well despite crying "terror"

Canadian Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre jumped the gun last week, joining US Republicans in suggesting that terrorism was behind what turned out to be a tragic car accident at the Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge, giving Liberals a chance to bash him as a northern Republican.
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Liberal Ontario MP Anthony Rota


A tale of two speakers, revisited

Late last month, speakers of both the US and Canadian legislatures were facing the possible end of their tenures. In Canada, Anthony Rota resigned after welcoming a Ukrainian veteran who fought with a Nazi SS division to the House of Commons. Around the same time, in the US, Rep. Kevin McCarthy lost his fight to hold onto the gavel after a handful of far-right Republicans turned on him, and Democrats joined them.
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