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Process ‘well underway’ to have Canada rejoin UN drought convention

By Rachel Aiello      

Global Affairs Canada says Cabinet will approve treaty, but Parliament will get time in House to review, debate.

Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, pictured in this file photo at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, are working to see Canada rejoin the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

The process to see Canada rejoin the United Nations convention that fights drought in Africa and elsewhere is “well underway” and Parliament will have a chance to review and debate the treaty this fall, says Global Affairs Canada. On June 17, the World Day to Combat Desertification, the government announced it would be reversing the previous Conservative government's foreign policy move and would rejoin the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion (Saint-Laurent, Que.) and Minister of International Development and

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