The Harper government cites its own principles and Mr. Ignatieff’s massive global influence for today’s vote result.
“I do not in any way see this as a repudiation of Canada’s foreign policy,” he said. “The principles underlying our foreign policy, such as freedom, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, were the basis of all our decisions. “Some would even say that because of our attachment to those values that we lost a seat on the council. If that’s case, then so be it.”
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