Canada’s Opposition To Palestine’s United Nations Involvement Appalling, Says Envoy

OTTAWA – Canada has formally opposed Palestinian attempts to join 15 different United Nations treaties and conventions — a position that puts the federal government on the wrong side of history and at odds with its citizenry, the Palestinian envoy in Ottawa says.

Canada is objecting in writing to the UN because it maintains Palestine is not a legal state. The Palestinians have formally replied to Canada’s objections in writing, issuing a pointed reminder that they won non-member observer status in November 2012 at the UN General Assembly.

The dispute has sparked the most scathing Palestinian criticism to date of the Harper government’s unwavering support of Israel.

Read more: Canada’s Opposition To Palestine’s United Nations Involvement Appalling, Says Envoy – Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press – Huffington Post

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