Canada’s Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly raises abortion, sexual violence in closing UN speech

Dylan Robertson, The Canadian Press
Sep 26, 2022

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly urged countries to uphold women’s rights and abortion access while rooting out sexual violence in a Monday speech to the United Nations General Assembly as the global gathering draws to a close.

Joly summarized Canada’s priorities and concerns in foreign
relations. That includes being part of “a global coalition in support of
equality” that will “defend against the growing attacks on women's rights and
freedoms,” according to drafted remarks in French.