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Holding Libya to account

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John Baird promises to keep tabs on the NTC.

They recognize the role Canada played in the liberation. They recognize that we can play an important role going forward – by supporting the creation of democratic institutions and civil society as the transition continues. And our government will do so. In Tripoli two weeks ago, I hosted a round table with Libyan women’s rights advocates to discuss the vital role women must play in the new Libya and its democratic institutions.

Canada has an obligation to hold the NTC and the new government to account, to ensure women’s rights are protected. We will do so.

About ten days ago, Mr. Baird dismissed a Liberal question about whether the death of Moammar Gadhafi raised human rights concerns.