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Cablegate: Canada Will Maintain Negative Vote On Durban

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNGA CA
SUBJECT: CANADA WILL MAINTAIN NEGATIVE VOTE ON DURBAN
REVIEW CONFERENCE FUNDING

1. (U) This is an action request -- see para 3.

2. (SBU) Deputy Director Robert Sinclair in DFAIT's Human
Rights Division confirmed on December 17 that Canada would
vote against the funding of the Durban Review Conference in
the upcoming plenary vote. He added that Canada is more
concerned with how the issue will play out in the Fifth
Committee, and expressed interest in our views.

3. (U) Action request -- please advise how to respond to
Sinclair's request for our views.

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