Despite overwhelming international backing for resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly supporting fundamental human rights for Palestinians, upholding international laws and condemning war crimes committed by Israeli occupation forces, Canada continues to be one of the few countries that consistently votes against these motions. Here is a document that goes over Canada’s voting record at the UN on recent resolutions related to the Palestine issue.
In November, CFOS, along with many other organizations, sent a letter to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking them to respect Canada’s commitment to upholding international human rights conventions. Due to the continued disappointments on the part of Canada at the UN, CFOS is now sending a follow-up letter, in association with Just Peace Advocates, requesting a meeting with Minister Freeland to discuss the impacts of Canada’s voting record at the UN and how the current government considers these votes to be reflective of Canadian moral and legal obligations.
You can read the full letter here.