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Canadian troops joined those from the United Kingdom and the United States in Kosovo to protect the political rights of ethnic Albanians from abuses by Serbia. When the issue is prison labour in China or child labour in India or below subsistence-level wages in Indonesia, however, the Canadian government opts for an emphasis on "quiet diplomacy" and "constructive engagement".

The Canadian federal government policies on human rights recognise the broad spectrum of issues included within the framework of the concept of human rights. Thus, there is little argument concerning the comprehensiveness of Canada's accommodation of human rights in its foreign policy. Rather, the issue is the uneven application of the policies concerning human rights.

While Canada's policy approach toward human rights may be admirable, its application remains both uneven and slanted toward more toward Canada's own international political and economic objectives than to the country's concern for universal human rights. Prime Minister Chretien said that the deployment of Canadian troops in Kosovo was to promote human rights. With respect to concerns for human rights in China, however, the Prime Minister said in the same address that "...

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