Boycotts valid if justified and not overused, say UN watchers

No one is giving Canada carte blanche, but many argue targeted boycotts can be useful.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/20/2011 12:00 am EDT

After Canada's July 11 decision to boycott the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, many wondered whether robust Canadian engagement at the UN is still possible under the Harper government.

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