NEWS RELEASE · 9th August 2011
Foreign Affairs Canada
Minister Baird Moves to Expel Remaining Libyan Diplomats
On August 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm ET Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
“Canada declares all remaining diplomats at the Libyan embassy in Ottawa personae non gratae, effective immediately. This is the latest step Canada has taken to isolate and delegitimize the Qadhafi regime.
“These people now have five business days to vacate the embassy and leave the country.
“As part of this declaration, we are also cutting off these diplomats’ access to the embassy’s bank accounts.”