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Prime Minister Stephen Harper walks past a British Columbia flag as he arrives to make an announcement in Richmond, B.C. Monday, Sept, 16, 2013. The Prime Minister announced that his government will add a new legislation this fall to better protect children against child sexual exploitation in Canada and abroad.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper walks past a British Columbia flag as he arrives to make an announcement in Richmond, B.C. Monday, Sept, 16, 2013. The Prime Minister announced that his government will add a new legislation this fall to better protect children against child sexual exploitation in Canada and abroad.
(JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

National leaders, foreign ministers set to stream through Ottawa as UN re-opens

Stephen Harper doesn’t love the trip, but every year, a string of national leaders or foreign ministers visit Ottawa because it is on the way to the United Nations. This is the most crowded week on the diplomatic calendar.

The fall brings the annual re-opening of the UN General Assembly in New York. This year, Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff is slated to start it off, with U.S. President Barack Obama second, followed by dozens of other presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers.