Cannon departs campaign trail for Libya talks - Macleans.ca

Cannon departs campaign trail for Libya talks

Foreign minister sent top civil servant in his place last month

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Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon is leaving the campaign trail for two major international conferences on the Libyan crisis this week. Cannon will be attending a meeting of the NATO contact group in Doha, involving the core group of countries engaged in the Libyan mission, and a general meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin. Last month, Cannon was criticized for campaigning at a time when Canadian fighter jets were directly engaged in overseas military operations. Cannon sent his top civil servant, Morris Rosenberg, to attend a March 29 conference in London on the Libyan crisis as Canadian fighter jets were conducted air raids with coalition allies, while he continued to campaign for re-election with the Conservative party.

The Globe and Mail

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