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Dear Prime Minister Harper: We do not want to be on strike. Challenging our own government goes against our very nature as diplomats and disrupts our ability to get things done for Canadians. This is not about diplomats getting a raise. This is about equal pay for equal work.
OTTAWA — The federal government has escalated a battle against its diplomats by threatening to fire any foreign service officer
Though expelling the Syrian ambassadors is an important step, this neither brings the murdered children back to life, nor will it protect the remaining children from being killed. The statements made by Western nations about expelling Syrian ambassadors should never drown out the shrieks of the children who were slaughtered in Hawla, Homs, and Daraa.