National Newswatch

Canada lost its bid for a United Nations Security Council seat because of the European Union and the country would be better served if Britain left the organization, a long-time Conservative MP says.

Calgary Forest Lawn MP Deepak Obhrai, the parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs from 2006 to 2015, laid the blame for the Tories’ embarrassing lost at the UN firmly at the foot of the EU Tuesday.

“We lost the Security Council seat because of that. Despite the fact that we were a larger donor than Portugal, but the European Union controlled it,” he told The Huffington Post Canada.

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