Andrew MacDougall is a consultant at MSLGROUP and the former communications director for Stephen Harper.

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UNICEF yesterday issued a report saying that 800,000 children had been forced to flee their homes in northern Nigeria thanks to Boko Haram. The report was released to mark the 1-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls from …

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Après le Brexit, le déluge

Well, we’ve gone and done it. After 43 years, Britain has voted to “take back control” and leave the European Union. The question on everybody’s lips in the United (for now) Kingdom this morning is …

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Brexit and the vacuum in British politics

Oh, the irony. A Brexit vote that was meant to repatriate democratic accountability back to British shores has instead thrown the very question of accountability up in the air. A clear majority of the British people …

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Free (the) booze

In light of today's loosening of beer sale rules in Ontario, I want to tell you a story. Imagine there's a place - a magical place - where the government didn't hold a monopoly over the …

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Trudeau risks boxing himself into a corner

Trying to attract votes from the left and right can open you up to blows from all sides. Here's my column on the challenges facing Justin Trudeau from this weekend's Ottawa Citizen. Photo by Joe Pacione / CC BY-NC 2.0 / …

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