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Government Shutdown

Congress was scrambling to avoid a new shutdown on Thursday.
Young people are set to begin losing DACA protections in larger numbers in early March, although about 122 per day have been
The war against gluten, the problem with bacon, teens and social media, a sad kid at the zoo and apple season all caught my attention this week.
It's pretty sad to see the U.S. government shutdown and all the havoc it has wrought. Can you imagine if the same thing occurred in Canada and the Harper government was prevented from reading its Speech from the Throne next week as planned?
The U.S. debt was $1-trillion in 1982, and at $12.1-trillion just four years ago. It's now at $16.7-trillion and needing to be raised on Oct. 17th, or the country will be unable to pay its bills and will default on debt payments. This sends a clear message to a debt-ridden populace: that their own government doesn't even take debt that seriously.
The latest U.S. government shutdown dominated headlines this week, prompting questions as to whether a similar situation could happen here. I sat down with my colleague at Samara, Jane Hilderman, to talk about the government shutdown and why -- for better or for worse -- it can't happen in Canada. What's at the heart of a government shutdown like the sort we're seeing in the U.S.?
As the shutdown of the U.S. government enters its third day, disrupting everyone from farmers who can't cash their paycheques
Government shutdown? You can blame Obama. Sure. Many people do. There's a whole meme about it that I see daily. Thanks, Obama
Canada's number one claim to fame is that we're a less insane version of America. We don't need to import any of the political brinkmanship that has made the U.S. government about as effectual as a two-year-old having a tantrum.