A boycott signifying what? - Macleans.ca

A boycott signifying what?

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Steven Edwards considers John Baird’s boycott.

As one of the six chairs of a United Nations disarmament committee for 2011, Canada has been meeting with North Korea — the current chair — in select meetings since January … Diplomats pointed out Monday that Canada, which took on the chair at the beginning of the year, appears to have had no objection to attending these meetings alongside North Korea from January through to the beginning of North Korea’s tenure less than two weeks ago. To many, Canada’s participation in those meetings shows it tacitly recognized the communist state as a “chair-in-waiting.”