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Cablegate: Oas Elections: Canada to Support Two U.S Candidates

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UNCLAS OTTAWA 001537

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM KJUS CA OAS
SUBJECT: OAS ELECTIONS: CANADA TO SUPPORT TWO U.S CANDIDATES

REF: A. STATE 141801 B. OTTAWA 1466

1. (U) On May 23, Post delivered talking points contained ref
A to Bertrand-Xavier Asselin, Desk Officer for Hemispheric
and OAS Relations in DFAIT,s Inter-American Division.
Asselin indicated that Canada has decided to support the
candidacy of Douglass Cassel for re-election to the Justice
Studies Center of the Americas, and will also support the
re-election of Carlos Vazquez to the Inter-American Juridical
Committee.
2. (U) Asselin, however, said that Canada would not support
the election of Rafael Martinez to the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights. Although Martinez is
well-qualified for IACHR, Canada has decided to back another
candidate.
CELLUCCI

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