What you missed in Canadian politics this week

OTTAWA – There were more than a few quiet tears shed this week in political Ottawa.First, Donald Trump’s win shook up politicos across the spectrum, prompting a fundamental rethinking of so many pillars of Canadian politics — our approach to defence policy, our embrace of multilateralism and multiculturalism and championing values like free trade, respect for women and visible minorities. Story continues below

READ MORE: Donald Trump’s transition team points to a return to Republican establishmentViewing parties deflated early on Tuesday night, setting the mood for the next few days during which most conversations dwelled on the election results.The week ended with a sombre Remembrance Day ceremony in the biting wind that brought together hundreds of veterans, the prime minister and the Governor General.Beyond the sadness and the scrambling for comprehension, decision makers and politicians took concrete steps — on the trade front, on the Trump front and …
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