Former Harper confidantes say PM won't lose sleep over UN

Shortly after news broke that Canada had lost a seat at the UN Security Council to Portugal on Oct. 12, several commentators and former Canadian ambassadors to the UN blamed the outcome on what they called a misguided Canadian foreign policy and this country's steady withdrawal from the international scene.

UN Photo: Erin Siegal
“I have no question that he will continue to support Israel,” said Charles McVety, evangelical leader and president of Christians United for Israel, on Stephen Harper’s response to the UN Security Council loss. “What we are concerned about...is that he will soft-paddle his public support for Israel.”
Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 10/20/2010 12:00 am EDT

Shortly after news broke that Canada had lost a seat at the UN Security Council to Portugal on Oct. 12, several commentators and former Canadian ambassadors to the UN blamed the outcome on what they called a misguided Canadian foreign policy and this country's steady withdrawal from the international scene.

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