Canada: Libyan rebels are legitimate representatives

June 14, 2011 17:46

OTTAWA, - Canada recognized Libya's rebel council on Tuesday as the Libyans' representative.

"Canada will ... recognize the NTC (National Transitional Council) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people going forward," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the House of Commons as he sought an extension of Canada's contribution to NATO's Libyan mission.

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