Will vote shape Canada-Saudi ties?

A year since a tweet from the Canadian government launched a diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia, the two sides remain at an impasse – and the opposition Conservatives hope to capitalise on the discord in October’s federal election. Last week, Tory foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole told the Canadian Press news agency that if elected, a Conservative government would seek to mend ties with Riyadh, which frayed in August 2018 after Ottawa publicly denounced the arrests of Saudi rights activists. … https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/how-canada-looming-election-could-affect-ottawa-riyadh-rift

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