Canadian official: Gaddafi cancels planned visit

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Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi has canceled a planned visit to Canada next week, according to a Canadian government official. The official said Saturday that Gaddafi will not be landing in Newfoundland early next week to refuel his plane and stay for a night, and that hotel reservations have been canceled. Speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid speaking for another country's head of state, the official said Libya's advance team had left. Canada had planned on sending Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon to meet with Gaddafi to express Canada's displeasure over the hero's welcome Libya gave to the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.