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Identifier
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08OTTAWA565
2008-04-23 19:39:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Ottawa
Cable title:  

LIKELY CANADIAN SUPPORT FOR PRISONERS OF

Tags:   PHUM  PREL  EU  CA 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L OTTAWA 000565 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR DRL/MLGA DANIKA WALTERS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/23/2013
TAGS: PHUM PREL EU CA
SUBJECT: LIKELY CANADIAN SUPPORT FOR PRISONERS OF
CONSCIENCE DECLARATION

REF: STATE 40380

Classified By: PolMinCoun Scott Bellard, reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

C O N F I D E N T I A L OTTAWA 000565

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR DRL/MLGA DANIKA WALTERS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/23/2013
TAGS: PHUM PREL EU CA
SUBJECT: LIKELY CANADIAN SUPPORT FOR PRISONERS OF
CONSCIENCE DECLARATION

REF: STATE 40380

Classified By: PolMinCoun Scott Bellard, reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)


1. (C) According to Department of Foreign Affairs and
International Trade (DFAIT) Human Rights, Gender Equality,
Health, and Population Division official Chantale Walker,
Canada is "sympathetic to the goals" of the US-EU Prisoners
of Conscience Declaration, and has no specific concerns with
it. Walker stated that Canada would likely support the
resolution as long as the US and EU receive broad support
from other UN members, including non-Western countries.


2. (C) Action requests:

-- Canada requests information on whether the US expects
broad support for the resolution, including from non-Western
countries;
-- Canada also requests information on when the US and EU
will require countries to make final decisions on
co-sponsorship, and when they will enter the declaration into
the record.

Visit Canada,s Economy and Environment Forum at
http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/can ada

WILKINS