Rallying Around The United Nations

Canada has offered more ideas than money to international institutions in recent years, our former UN ambassador says

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 09/15/2004 12:00 am EDT

The threat of terrorism has pushed out of world leaders' minds a lengthy list of global priorities where failure to act could have grave consequences, warns Canada's recently retired ambassador to the United Nations. "It doesn't make sense for the U.S. to say that after 9/11 everything has changed. To say that 'We are going to overthrow the international system, and we are going to decide what we're going to do in every circumstances. That we will be the judges over what is going to cause us all harm," Paul Heinbecker told Embassy, in an interview following his address to diplomats and public policy experts at a conference at the Lester B. Pearson Building in Ottawa on September 10.

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