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09/25/2011 12:07 EDT | Updated 11/25/2011 05:12 EST

As the economy took another nosedive this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Parliament that our own prime minister had gotten "every major [economic] decision right." Stephen Harper returned the favor by lauding Cameron's handling of the British economy.

The speech signaled the pair's unity going into the upcoming G20 summit in Cannes in November. It also sparked -- as our own Althia Raj reported -- a scramble by the NDP to make ties with the British Labour Party.

Meanwhile, Manitoba leadership candidates held their first debate, focusing on why that province has the second-highest drop-out rate in the country.

And in the heated Ontario election, a poll

released yesterday showed the Tories in a dead heat right now with the Liberals. Follow the best Ontario election commentary on the web every weekday at HuffPost's Debate Hub.

In more home news, HuffPost and Indigo -- where our Editor-at-Large, Heather Reisman, is CEO -- have teamed up to observe this week's Banned Books Week. I'll be posting a different book each day that has been banned or challenged somewhere on the planet. Do your bit by choosing your own banned book, and reading it!