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Glen Pearson blogs about Joe Clark’s appearance before the foreign affairs committee.

When Mr. Clark stated that he couldn’t understand why the Harper government pulled much of its aid out of Africa, there was great discomfort on the Conservative side, causing one such member to confront Mr. Clark by saying the present government still donated hugely to Africa. On the way out, I overheard one of their members say that he had to get that “out there” because blogger Kady O’Malley had been in the room and he hoped she covered what he said. Repeatedly, politics and perception trump reality.

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