What budget cuts to Foreign Affairs might look like

Travel, hospitality, and personnel cuts, downsizing or closing missions all on the table, say former employees.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
The Lester B. Pearson Building, the headquarters of DFAIT at 125 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
Sneh Duggal
Published: Wednesday, 01/18/2012 12:00 am EST

As the government looks to tighten its belt in budget 2012, it could be choosing any of several approaches to cutting the foreign affairs department, including cutting cars, personnel, hospitality services or programming, as well as shrinking Canada's diplomatic footprint, say former diplomats.

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