Individual human rights cases ‘can’t be the driver of international policy,’ says Dennis Horak, who was Canada's ambassador to the Middle Eastern power before being expelled in August after what he called an 'ill-advised' Canadian tweet criticizing the Gulf nation.
Canada’s recently expelled ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dennis Horak, speaks on Oct. 16 about trends in the Middle East at a Canadian International Council event in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Samantha Wright Allen
Canada—and the world—needs Saudi Arabia “whether we like it or not,” according to Canada’s recently expelled ambassador to the kingdom, but a path to renewed relations is unclear with the impulsive Saudi crown prince showing no sign of backing down.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner