Eyes on the Sudan
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs:
As a Canadian, I wish to express concern about the threat of imminent and large-scale human rights violations in the upcoming referendum in south Sudan. I ask that you continue to make peace in Sudan a high priority through Canadian diplomacy aimed at holding the parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 accountable to their own promises on behalf of human rights. I urge Canadian Foreign Affairs to enable and to assist the people of Sudan to determine peacefully, and without coercion or threat, their future through this referendum.