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Don't Canadians have bigger issues to deal with?

Updated: May 4, 2007, 12:18 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Is it any wonder much of the world views my native Canada as a curious backwater, a pleasant enough place in spite of its mosquitoes, perpetual crises of identity and strange political priorities?

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Not when Canadian politicians put aside issues like poverty, crime, social problems facing its native peoples, a declining health care system and the conflict in Afghanistan, which has taken dozens of Canadian lives, to debate -- brace yourselves -- why Shane Doan is wearing the ...

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