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Baird expresses his condolences after death in Libya of U.S. envoy

The safety of Canadian diplomats is suddenly front and centre following the surprise closing of Canada's embassy in Iran last week and Tuesday's deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt.

Current and former diplomats say violent incidents involving diplomats is on the rise as a consequence of globalization, the growing influence of armed groups and an increasing number of countries transitioning from dictatorships to democracy.

But while the federal government previously pledged $450 million over seven years to upgrading security at Canada's diplomatic network, it is unclear how that...

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