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What should Canada's role be in the UN?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York City tomorrow. Sources told CBC News Trudeau will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council. What do you think Canada's role in the UN should be?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced his intention to get Canada back on the UN Security Council at a press conference with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Ottawa in February. (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York City tomorrow. Sources told CBC News Trudeau will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council

Several UN diplomats told CBC that 2020 would be the earliest slate available for Canada to mount a successful campaign. 

Trudeau will reiterate Canada's support for the United Nations and promote women's rights and gender equality during the two-day visit, sources told CBC News.

Canada has held a seat on the UN Security Council six times. Its last term was in 1999-2000.

In 2010, the Harper government withdrew Canada's candidacy for a seat on the council when it became clear it would not receive the votes required to beat Portugal. 

Do you agree with Trudeau's ''robust re-engagement'' with the UN? What do you think Canada's role in the UN should be? Here's how the conversation went: 

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