Canada will not take part in the third United Nations anti-racism conference, called Durban III. At the original conference in Durban, South Africa in 2001, Israel was singled out as a racist country. “The original Durban conference, and its declaration, as well as the non-governmental activities associated with it, proved to be a dangerous platform for racism, including anti-Semitism,” Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said on Thursday. At last year’s conference (which Canada also boycotted), Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered the keynote speech, where he alleged Israel is a genocidal regime built on racism.
Canada won't take part in "anti-racism" conference
Durban meetings are platform for racism: minister
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