The Trudeau government’s voting record on Palestine at the UN undoubtedly contributed to its failure to gain a seat on the Security Council. However, the CBC hremained largely silent about this.
230 people wrote the CBC–the National, the Current, the House, Power and Politics, and global affairs reports, asking them about CBC’s silence regarding the role Canada’s stance on Palestine played it’s failed Security Council bid.
After about 20 letters had been sent, Just Peace Advocates and others who were involved in the #NoUNSC4Canada campaign were asked by several members of the CBC if we could stop letters coming. The only response received was mention in one of those emails that the CBC has written about “the very issue” although the references were from the past, and not related to the UNSC lost bid, or the months leading up to the bid. The letters continued to be sent, with no further response from the CBC.