Cannon Cancels Sri Lanka Trip Due to 'Bank Holiday'

While bad timing is being blamed by officials, others fear the government was intimidated.

Mark Iype
Published: Wednesday, 05/06/2009 12:00 am EDT

Weeks of protest, political debates and mounting calls for government action had Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon ready to make a highly anticipated trip to Sri Lanka last week to press home Canada's calls for a ceasefire in the island country's ongoing civil war.

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