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When Canada meets with the Islamic world, who’s calling the shots?, by Anthony Furey (Toronto Sun)

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July 12, 2017

You’ve got to wonder what was being said behind closed doors earlier this week by the Canadian delegation that attended a meeting of the world’s largest group of Islamic countries.

Did everyone find common ground on the top issues of the day? Did we stand up for the progressive views Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is known and loved for around the world?

Who was doing the lobbying and who got lobbied?

It would have been something to be a fly on the wall at the 44th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, held in Cote d’Ivoire July 10 and 11.

The group bills itself as “the collective voice of the Muslim world”, representing 57 countries.

Canadians might scratch their heads and wonder why we even sent a representative, in this case Liberal parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs Omar Alghabra, since we are not one of those countries.

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