Our Native Rights Stance is a Foreign Policy Failure

Kenneth Deer
Published: Wednesday, 11/21/2007 12:00 am EST

Canada was not just at the wrong end of a losing vote for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, it was a glaring spotlight on a failed Tory government campaign, which cost Canada prestige and respect. And its actions will not be forgotten or disappear, as highlighted by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, who said she was astonished that Canada voted against this declaration.

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