A group of 18 Canadian foreign affairs experts publish book on the United Nations and Canada, and what Canada should be doing at the UN.
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Canadian foreign affairs experts condemn Canada’s attitude towards United Nations

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A group of former diplomats, cabinet ministers, and foreign affairs experts think the Canadian government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper should rethink their attitude towards the United Nations.

In a press conference Monday (September 23) a number of the experts spoke out as they unveiled a booklet of essays titled: “The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing at the UN“.

According to Professor John Trent, the coordinator of the information project, “Canadians require a better understanding of Canada’s potential role in improving the present and future capacities of the United Nations. While we all recognize the UN is an imperfect organization, the Harper government’s position flies in the face of the reality that the UN is a much more reformed and effective institution than many think.”

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.

More information:
The United Nations and Canada booklet – here

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One comment on “Canadian foreign affairs experts condemn Canada’s attitude towards United Nations
  1. benalbanach says:

    The government seems to forget that the UN is only as good as the nations make it.. Instead of trashing it then they should be contributing to its betterment. Not much chance of that from this current regime of course. They are utterly devoid of creative imagination. Snide and splutter is all they’ve got.