While the NDP support it, the governing Liberals and opposition Conservatives are cool to the idea.
'We are ready to call all the Arab and Muslim countries to vote for Canada, if Canada recognized Palestine,' says Palestinian Chief Representative Nabil Maarouf, referring to political recognition that would come from a diplomatic status upgrade. The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane
The Palestinian chief representative in Canada wants the Canadian government to upgrade his office’s diplomatic status.
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In seeking to contrast his party with the Conservatives, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaned on familiar attacks, invoking the spectre of the Harper government’s decade in office and the unpopular Ford government.