Commonwealth Boss says 'Political Uncertainties' Have Affected Interest in the Organization

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 10/03/2007 12:00 am EDT

The Commonwealth, that venerable institution whose glory of yesteryear doesn't seem to shine as bright as it once did in Canada, came under a little bit of scrutiny–for those who still care for it–when Secretary-General Don McKinnon turned up in Ottawa on Monday. The former New Zealand foreign affairs minister met Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier, and CIDA boss Robert Greenhill during his stint in the capital. According to a press release from the Commonwealth, Mr. McKinnon briefed Mr. Harper on issues pertaining to an upcoming Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Uganda next month.

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