World Remarks: Canadian Official and Affairs Committee
world remarks: Freeland wanted the G7 to issue a joint statement after the mosque shootings that killed 50 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, but it didn't end up going out because we couldn't get agreement from all other countries about white supremacy and Islamophobia, said one Canadian official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the deliberations, according to Vancouver Courier. Prior to that meeting, Freeland spoke at the United Nations General Assembly, where she singled out white supremacy as the greatest security threat facing the world remarks that later sparked a clash with a Conservative senator during testimony before the upper chamber's foreign affairs committee. The quiet but at-times-controversial diplomacy has come as Justin Trudeau's Liberals, gearing up for a federal election campaign this fall, try to portray Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and his party as soft on white supremacy and so-called alt-right views.article continues below Trending Stories Cheap flights Vancouver to Las Vegas or Ontario for only 79 CADCity calls for six big moves' to fight climate change in Vancouver Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history Georgian Towers, once the talk of the town, now just another building likely to come down During last month's G7 meeting of foreign ministers in Dinard, France, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met with stiff resistance from some fellow attendees over the language she wanted to use in a joint communique, The Canadian Press has learned. When the ministers met in France in early April, some of her counterparts pushed back against Freeland's assertion that white supremacy now poses broader threats, the official said. Said a second Canadian official, also speaking on condition of anonymity These are obviously important issues for us and something we've been trying to speak up about at home, but also abroad. On Islamophobia and the threat of white nationalism, Canada tends to be the country that speaks the most about these issues and pushes the hardest to get the language included in communiques. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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