Tories Might Tilt to Israel at the UN

With the Palestine-sympathetic Liberals out of power, the Conservatives might change how Canada votes on resolutions concerning Israel at the United Nations, a stance more in line with the U.S.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 02/01/2006 12:00 am EST

When Stephen Harper names his cabinet next week, his first foreign policy priority will be to reaffirm and strengthen relations with the U.S. But another foreign policy challenge that will face his new government will be the way Canada votes at the United Nations, especially on resolutions regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Every year, a number of resolutions which Israel views as being slanted in favour of the Palestinians are introduced in the General Assembly.

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