September 26, 2011
New York City
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Tunisian foreign affairs minister Mohamed Mouldi Kefi at the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 26, 2011.
The ministers discussed Tunisia’s progress towards democracy since the Jasmine Revolution of January 2011 as well as Tunisia’s commitment to holding democratic elections. Minister Baird took the time to elaborate on Canada's policy on foreign electoral constituencies and stated that Canada would welcome the opportunity for Tunisians living in Canada to vote by absentee ballot.
For more information on the Government of Canada’s position on foreign electoral activities in Canada, please visit Foreign Elections in Canada and Foreign Electoral Constituencies.