Graham Kelly Apologises For Recent Comments
14 June 2005
New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Ottawa,
Graham Kelly commented as follows.
“I presented evidence
to the Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans on
14 April 2005.
In the course of explaining New Zealand’s
fisheries management system I made some remarks which have
clearly caused offence. I acknowledged they were
inappropriate and apologised when the Secretary of Foreign
Affairs raised the matter with me shortly after my testimony
to the Committee.
I also acknowledged the same points in
apologising to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
when he was in Ottawa earlier this month. I now apologise
unreservedly to all New Zealanders for the offence my
remarks have caused.”
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