Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird
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Canada 'appalled' by Sri Lanka summit says John Baird

Canada is "appalled" that Sri Lanka has been chosen to host the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in November, its foreign minister says.

John Baird told the BBC's Newshour programme that Sri Lanka had failed in the fundamental Commonwealth values of "freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and good governance".

  • 27 Apr 2013