Canada Opposes UN Food Session

Published: Wednesday, 05/21/2008 12:00 am EDT

As the world suffers the effects of rising food prices, Canada is one of six countries on the United Nation's Human Rights Council withholding support for an emergency "right to food" meeting, the Ottawa Citizen reported last week. The Cuba-led initiative for a May 23 session to look into factors that have diminished people's "right" to enough food is supported by 41 countries, including Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland. The five other states opposed are the Netherlands, Madagascar, India, Cameroon, and Azerbaijan.

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