Canada defends blocking NDP MP from speaking at Arctic meeting

Department, minister blame packed agenda.

Arctic Council Photo
Observer delegations at a Yellowknife, NWT meeting of senior Arctic officials of the Arctic Council on March 26.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 10/15/2014 1:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Sunday, 10/26/2014 11:02 pm EDT

Canada’s Foreign Affairs department is defending its decision to block an opposition member of Parliament, representing a group of Arctic lawmakers from various countries, from speaking at an intergovernmental meeting in Canada.

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