Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
UNESCO’s Unilateral Action

Hon. John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, we are disappointed with the decision of UNESCO’s executive body and urge all members of UNESCO to reject this unilateral action. The long-standing position of the Government of Canada is that we support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that the solution must be negotiated at the negotiating table between both parties. That position has not changed.