|Canada Welcomes Result of Scotland’s Referendum|
September 19, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement regarding the result of Scotland’s referendum:
“The Scottish people have voted to remain within a strong United Kingdom. The peaceful, open and democratic way in which two very different but sincere views was handled is a credit to the Scottish and U.K. governments.
“Canada welcomes this decision. As Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during the campaign, the United Kingdom has been an overwhelmingly positive force in the world.
“Canada and the United Kingdom share deep historical bonds and an important working partnership. We look forward to this friendship continuing well into the future.”
Media Relations Office 9/19/2014