Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Palestinian Authority Seeking to Become Full Member of the UN

Mr. John Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, the Palestinian Authority is unilaterally seeking to become a full member of the United Nations General Assembly. Many people fear that this unilateral action will hinder the negotiations for peace in the region.


The application is for full membership at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It is only exacerbating the situation.

Would the Minister of Foreign Affairs please share with the House the government’s view on this problematic move by the Palestinian Authority?