Bureaucrat sent to Libya conference

The federal election forced Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon to send his senior civil servant, Foreign Affairs deputy minister Morris Rosenberg, to represent him at a high-level Libya meeting in London on March 28, the Globe and Mail reported. While not a rule, Mr. Rosenberg's visit continues a long-standing unwritten convention of politicians not attending international events during elections.

Published: Wednesday, 03/30/2011 12:00 am EDT

The federal election forced Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon to send his senior civil servant, Foreign Affairs deputy minister Morris Rosenberg, to represent him at a high-level Libya meeting in London on March 28, the Globe and Mail reported. While not a rule, Mr. Rosenberg's visit continues a long-standing unwritten convention of politicians not attending international events during elections.

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