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Canada to support United Nations resolution on Israel-Hamas ceasefire: source

By The Canadian Press on December 12, 2023.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in an interview in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. Trudeau says Israel and Hamas must work toward "a sustainable ceasefire," starting with another pause in hostilities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – Canada is set to vote in favour a non-binding resolution at the United Nations that calls for “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas.

The news came from a federal government source, who was granted anonymity to discuss matters not yet made public ahead of Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly speaking to reporters on Parliament Hill.

Canada’s expected position on the non-binding resolution at the UN General Assembly today represents a major shift in its long-standing position of voting with Israel on major resolutions at the international body.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Israel and Hamas must work toward “a sustainable ceasefire,” starting with another pause in hostilities.

Trudeau also spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today.

He also issued joint statement with his Australian and New Zealand counterparts, outlining a series of stances on the war Israel launched against Hamas after its militants undertook a brazen Oct. 7 attack.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 12, 2023.

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