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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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.