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At rabble.ca our intrepid award-winning Parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg has been very busy bringing you the news and analysis out of Ottawa you need to know. Recently he was the first and possibly the only reporter to report on Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s admission that Hungary does not simply “respect human rights.” As Karl put it, “Canada is poised to give comfort to 'hateful, xenophobic nutbars'." Plus, Karl has written on how the “Federal Court can stop U.S.-style voter suppression from taking root in Canada” (with a follow-up here) and how “The F-35: The kind of 'electoral fraud' that should topple a government.”
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