Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 1:45 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 1:45 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 1:45 PM ET

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P05 - (Cda-Trump-Jerusalem) UNITED NATIONS. x-08s. Canada has abstained from a contentious United Nations vote that delivered a resounding rebuke to Donald Trump over his decision to move the U-S embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Marc-Andre Blanchard, Canada's ambassador to the U-N, told the General Assembly that Canada would prefer to see Jerusalem open to all three religious groups that claim the city as their own. ("..site for all.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The vote placed Canada in a difficult situation because Trump had threatened to retaliate against countries that supported the resolution. Shortly before the vote, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed that Canada would abstain and said the Canadian government was disappointed the resolution had landed on the floor of the General Assembly. …

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