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Security Council Chamber, UN headquarters. Image credit: Rick Bajornas/ United Nations Photo/Flickr
Yves Engler | The campaign proved that a small number of dedicated activists with a targeted, well-planned strategy could have a major impact on Canadian foreign policy.
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The UN Security Council chamber. Image: Russ Allison Loar/Flickr
Mark Nykanen, Howard Breen | Recriminations have followed Canada's failure to secure one of two highly-coveted seats on the UN Security Council, after the Trudeau government spent $2.3 million on the effort.
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Trudeau during a June 12 news conference. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Rick Salutin | On "pro-Palestinian" motions, Canada voted no 166 times. Norway and Ireland, the two other competitors for the Security Council seat, never did.
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A view from the president's seat inside the UN Security Council chamber (Image: United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Yves Engler | Ottawa's failure to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council is a victory for those seeking a more just Canadian foreign policy.
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Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne cast his vote in the UN Security Council election (Image: François-Philippe Champagne/Twitter)
Thomas Woodley | The Trudeau government suffered a humiliating referendum on its international record this week. Will it learn from its mistakes?
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the annual CARICOM reception in Ottawa, February 2019. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Yves Engler | Until Canada actually walks the anti-imperialist walk, rather than spouting occasional progressive talk, Caribbean countries should vote against Canada's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
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The UN Security Council chamber from the vantage point of the president of the council. Image: United Nations Photo/Flickr​
Canadian Foreign Policy Institute | Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage.
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Land defender Freda Huson. Image: Unist'ot'en Camp/Video Screenshot/YouTube
Brent Patterson | Does the Trudeau government want a seat on the Security Council enough to follow a resolution from the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination?
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The Security Council chamber from the vantage point of the president of the council. Image: United Nations Photo/Flickr
Brent Patterson | With the vote in June on Canada's bid for a Security Council seat, now would be an ideal time for the Trudeau government to affirm the role of human rights defenders.
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Linda McQuaig | While Trudeau's persona of a progressive internationalist has won him kudos at home and abroad, his staunch support for Israel at the UN has left Canada significantly offside with public opinion.
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David Peck | Ian speaks to development issues of all kinds, sustainability, how to lie with statistics and the future of development.
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Redeye Collective | Earlier this year France began a military involvement in the West African nation of Mali. Last month the French parliament voted to extend their involvement.