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Canada’s conservative Brexiteers


Shockwaves from the Brexit referendum have not been contained to the British economy and politics. They’re echoing in Canada too, with four possible Conservative party leaders endorsing the Leave side. Does this signal the future direction for the party, wonders David McLaughlin, leading away from open borders, trade and immigration? If so, he warns, it could revive some of the old divisions within the party.

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