Prime minister to announce Canadian bid for 2021 seat on UN's Security Council

The Canadian Press

Mike Blanchfield
March 16, 2016

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OTTAWA -- It will be at least five more years before Canada makes its return the United Nations Security Council, The Canadian Press has learned.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce today that Canada will vie for a seat on the Security Council for a two-year term starting in 2021.

The 190-plus members of the General Assembly won't vote on candidates for the vacancy until the fall of 2020, which means Trudeau will have to win another federal election in 2019 if he wants to personally see Canada come "back" to the UN's most powerful, if flawed, body.

If Canada …

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