Foreign Affairs considered expelling Syrian diplomats weeks before government took action

Press release announcing expulsion had been drawn up six weeks before Canada acted alongside allies.

Embassy Photo: Carl Meyer
The Syrian Embassy in Ottawa on Feb. 4, 2012 after being defaced.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Friday, 09/25/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 09/29/2015 6:07 pm EDT

Foreign Affairs was "considering" expelling Syrian diplomats from Ottawa at least six weeks before government took the decision in concert with allies, documents show.

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