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Nov 25, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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The majority of Canadians aren't aware of the existence of this group of parliamentarians which formed this year. Alan Sears fills in some of the gaps for us. Sears is a sociology professor at Ryerson University and a member of Faculty for Palestine.

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