The Canadian government has given Libya’s diplomats five days to leave the country and has cut off access to the embassy’s bank accounts, Foreign Minister John Baird announced Tuesday. He says the government took the steps in an effort to further delegitimize Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Canada is one of the lead nations in a NATO-led mission against the Gadhafi regime, which has conducted an aerial bombing campaign since March. Parliament has voted nearly unanimously to extend the Libya mission until September.
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