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Traffic makes its way to Ambassador Bridge that connects Canada to the United States in Windsor, Ont.
Traffic makes its way to Ambassador Bridge that connects Canada to the United States in Windsor, Ont.
(Mark Spowart/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

COLIN ROBERTSON

What’s at stake for Canada as U.S. Congress gets back to business

Congress is back to work this week and Canadians have interests in what is coming out of America’s legislative ‘sausage’ factory.

With the mid-terms in November, electoral considerations will be top-of-mind. Public confidence in Congress reached a new low in 2013.

The Republicans remain divided over the debacle of September’s government shutdown. The Democrats are hurting from the botched launch of Obamacare. U.S. national politics is like a game of snakes and ladders.