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Friday, January 19, 2007

Oh, Canada

Posted By on Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 10:11 AM

The obvious light at the end of the tunnel is the end of the presidency of George W. Bush.

A new U.S. president will take the oath of office in January 2009.

Couldn't come fast enough, eh?

Hang in there, America.

Our neighbors to the north are certainly hoping so, as Canadians read in today's Toronto Star. A piece by Tim Harper focusing in on Vermont's senior U.S. senator - Patrick J. Leahy:

Leahy was the first member of the U.S. Congress to raise questions about the rendition of Maher Arar to Syria by the Bush administration. He co-sponsored an amendment that pushed back the deadline for tough new border restrictions, and said talk of a fence along the northern border was the most "cockamamie" idea he'd ever heard.

He also enshrined himself in the exclusive FOC – Friends of Canada – circle by twice calling Canadian ambassadors here as banners or flags were flying at half staff, acknowledging tragedies in this country.

He's a lifelong civil libertarian, a mild-mannered man in his daily routine but known to blow a gasket when he's being stonewalled, or when he feels he must pounce on an injustice.

 (Freyne Land file photo)

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

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Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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