Canada's funding to Palestinian Authority under review

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons...

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 8:40 PM ET

OTTAWA - Canada's aid funding to the Palestinian Authority is under review -- but Foreign Affairs says a final decision won't be based on the recent vote at the UN.

A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the UN and Mideast envoys had a "healthy exchange" with Baird and International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino Tuesday about the Palestinian Authority's successful bid to upgrade to semi-state status at the UN.

No decisions have yet been made on how the government will proceed following the pow-wow with the four mission heads after their temporarily recall in the wake of last week's vote.

"It was a good briefing -- a healthy exchange on where we are and where we want to go," Rick Roth said.


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