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Canada seen to ‘dial back’ UN Security Council bid, say insiders, all ‘rhetoric,’ no action

By Samantha Wright Allen      

While some say there's still time ahead of the 2020 vote, many question whether there's political will to get the job done.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to roll up his sleeves and take more action on the international stage, observers say, if Canada wants a chance at a UN Security Council seat, where it faces stiff competition against Norway and Ireland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Canada is behind on its bid to win a United Nations Security Council seat, say former diplomats and foreign affairs officials, which they suggest shows a lack of political will to backstop a Liberal promise that has now become a low priority. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) announced in the spring of 2016 Canada would be seeking one of the 10 two-year rotating seats opening up in 2021 on the 15-member body that votes on matters of

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