“Several ambassadors who emerged from the vote made no mention of Ignatieff’s remarks; one had never even heard of him.
“Instead, African ambassadors, in particular, pointed to a series of Canadian stances on issues ranging from African debt relief to the Conservative government cutting funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and accusing it of having terrorist links.
“‘In my discussions with African ambassadors … that issue has not been brought to my attention, nor have the other issues been brought to my attention,’ Cannon said when asked about those concerns.”
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