BTC: Necessary reads

Three important pieces from this week’s ole fashioned magazine. (Though obviously every piece in every issue of the magazine is important.)

First, our Michael Petrou visits with the Afghan ambassador and learns that the Prime Minister offered that country no advanced warning of Canada’s latest position on troop withdrawal. (If that shows up on the front page of the Globe in the next few weeks, remember you heard it here first.)

Second, Michael Friscolanti investigates the state of our food safety system. (Will putting it on our cover finally provoke a serious discussion of the matter in Ottawa? Probably not.)

Third, Nick Kohler looks at why we can’t have big political rallies. (While you read, keep in mind the importance some place on these head counts.)

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