Canada joins allies in mass expulsion of Syrian diplomats - Politics - CBC NewsCanada has joined its allies in a co-ordinated expulsion of Syrian diplomats, as the Assad regime continues to engage in brutal violence against its own people.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement early Tuesday that despite calls from around the world asking President Bashar al-Assad for a ceasefire, his regime's "reprehensible campaign of savage violence continues unabated."
All Syrian diplomats, including the Ottawa-based chargé daffaires, Bashar Akbik, now have five days to leave Canada. The embassy's website also lists Yasser Kherdaji as the head of mission in Syria's consulate in Toronto.
Speaking to reporters on Parliament Hill later Tuesday morning, Baird said the government was "deeply offended and outraged by the actions that occurred in Syria this past weekend by the government and thugs supporting the government" in the Syrian area of Houla.
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