The CBC is very happy of course.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in New York to oppose the move by the Palestinians for statehood, and presented the country’s concerns directly before the world body.
“We cannot support an initiative that we are firmly convinced will undermine the objective of reaching a comprehensive, lasting and just settlement for both sides. It is for these reasons that Canada is voting against this resolution,” said Baird. “We will be considering all available next steps.”
There has been speculation that Canada will ask the Palestinian delegation in Ottawa to leave or not renew its $300 million in aid to the authority over five years.
Paul Dewar, the NDP’s foreign affairs critic, said he was deeply disappointed with Canada’s vote.
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