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A few solitudes

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When you sow divisiveness, you harvest division.

It’s a simple, straightforward result from a simple, straightforward equation.

And, after an election where sowing divisiveness was the order of the day for the two main parties, we’ve ended up with an unenviable result.

The unenviable result is not a minority government. We’ve had those before, and we’ll no doubt have them again. They are workable, after a fashion, because, having just come out of a bruising election, the chances are that no one’s in a huge rush to have another one.

No, the unenviable result is a return to the fragmentation of Parliament along regional lines.

Alberta and Saskatchewan elected almost 100 per cent Conservative members of Parliament (an NDP MP was elected in........

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