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House committee report a good first step to improving help for Canadians in trouble overseas

By Gar Pardy      

The report on consular services for Canadians overseas will only have meaning if reflected in appropriate action by the government.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured at the National Press Theatre in November, has said paying ransom for kidnapping victims would ‘endanger the lives of every single one of the millions of Canadians around globe.’ The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

On Nov. 21, a House committee released a wide-ranging report on the services the government provides Canadians when they are in difficulty in other countries. The report by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development assessed existing policy and provided Canadians and Parliament with 15 recommendations on how these services should be improved.

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