Canadian gov’t was ‘very directly involved’ in negotiating for John Ridsdel: What went wrong?

Canadian government was ‘very directly involved’ in negotiating for John Ridsdel: Bob Rae

OTTAWA — It’s a line made famous by Hollywood: We do not negotiate with terrorists. But a former Canadian diplomat says in reality, Canada and many other countries do get involved when their citizens have been kidnapped and held for ransom by terrorist groups. Which raises the question: What went wrong in the Philippines?

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