The Canadian Press

2010-10-14 | Harper-United-Nations

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismissed Canada's failure to land a seat on the United Nations Security Council as the outcome of secret votes. Harper's communications director and Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Canada lost out because Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff questioned whether the country had earned a spot on the council. Harper, who did not mention Ignatieff, said Canada would not change its approach. (The prime minister was speaking in eastern Quebec, two days after Canada withdrew its bid to rejoin the Council.)

Date: 2010-10-14
Placeline: Ste-Anne-Des-Monts, QC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 25 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << our engagement internationally is based on the principles that this country holds dear it is not based on popularity we take our positions based on the promotion of our values freedom democracy human rights and the rule of law justice development, human, humanitarian assistance for those who need those are the things were pursuing and that does not change regardless of what the outcome of secret votes is >>

Clip ID: 20101014CPCN001