Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Hon. John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC) on Palestinian bid for statehood

“Mr. Speaker, we are tremendously disappointed with the Palestinian Authority for the action it is taking. It is obvious that this will affect our relationship.
This government makes no apologies for standing with the Jewish state. This government makes no apologies for standing with Israel at the UN. I will travel to New York tomorrow to be there to speak and to cast Canada’s vote. We encourage both parties to get back to the negotiating table to establish a long and lasting peace.”