Canada upset at UN vote on Palestine

Prime Minster Stephen Harper. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

Prime Minster Stephen Harper. (Andre Forget/QMI Agency)

Mark Dunn, Senior National Reporter

, Last Updated: 5:51 PM ET

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is considering his options after the United Nations voted Thursday to promote the Palestinian Authority to a non-member, non-voting observer state despite Canada's objections.

Harper has said there would be "consequences" if the resolution passed at the UN general assembly, which it did 138-9 with 41 abstentions.

Retaliatory measures could include cutting funding or expelling the Palestinian Authority's representative - measures deeply opposed by the NDP, which also supported the resolution.


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