Baird weighs in on China-Japan islands dispute

Foreign minister says Canada could be a “role model” due to its peaceful handling of territorial disputes with Denmark and the United States.

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The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent on a joint mission with the United States to map the continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean in 2011.
Ally Foster
Published: Wednesday, 09/26/2012 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 10/24/2012 8:43 pm EDT

Foreign Minister John Baird raised the issue of Canada’s territorial disputes with Denmark and the United States after being asked about escalating tensions between China and Japan over claims to a small group of islands in the East China Sea.

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