Canada Looks To The East

If Canada's ruling Liberal Party felt humbled by last week's federal election, winning only 135 out of a possible 308 seats and forced to form the country's first minority government in 25 years, it was partly at the hands of people like Gurmant and Nina Grewal. Newly elected M.P.s from the Conservative Party and the first husband-and-wife team in the chamber, the Grewals' success is a sign of the growing political influence of Canada's Asian population.

Liberal leaders were once notorious for handpicking ethnic minority candidates to run in multicultural constituencies, but they're no longer the...

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