Canada, UK to raise ransom payments with other nations - Trudeau | Reuters

KANANASKIS, Alberta Canada and Britain will press other nations about the practice of paying ransoms to free kidnap victims, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, the day after a Canadian hostage was found dead in the Philippines.

Reuters April 27, 2016 01:16:54 IST
Canada, UK to raise ransom payments with other nations - Trudeau
| Reuters

Canada UK to raise ransom payments with other nations  Trudeau
 Reuters

KANANASKIS, Alberta Canada and Britain will press other nations about the practice of paying ransoms to free kidnap victims, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, the day after a Canadian hostage was found dead in the Philippines.

Trudeau, speaking to reporters after a cabinet retreat, said Canada would never pay ransoms. To do so would put at risk all Canadians who travelled or lived abroad, he said.


(Reporting by Andrea Hopkins, writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chris Reese)

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