Minister Baird Condemns Continued Violence, Aid Impasse in Syria

March 3, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement pursuant to reports of heavy shelling in Homs, Syria:

“The depravity and reprehensible acts of the Assad regime continue to sink to new lows.

“Assad and his regime are blocking humanitarian aid from getting to the Syrians who need it most, while making life miserable for countless others.

“Canada is considering new measures to make clear that Assad must go. Change will happen. Syrians will have their day—and Canada stands with them in their calls for a better brighter future.”

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