Policy Update

Canada loses bid for UN Security Council seat

After an "intense and costly" effort, Canada failed to win a temporary seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Instead, Norway (130 votes) and Ireland (128 votes) secured the two available spots. Canada obtained 108 votes, 20 short of what was required to win a seat.

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued a statement saying that Canadian values of "peace, freedom, democracy and human rights" were promoted throughout the entirety of the campaign and that the process allowed Canada to strengthen its bilateral relationships. Opposition leaders have been critical of Trudeau's approach. 

News article - CBC