Politics This Morning: Canada ramping up Afghan evacuation effort, says Immigration minister; day nine on the campaign trail – The Hill Times



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Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, pictured in June 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

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Future of Canada’s relations with Afghanistan up in the air as Trudeau says ‘no plans’ to recognize Taliban government

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