A two thirds majority is needed to secure the seat.Canada competed with Germany and Portugal for one of two two year seats on the council.In the first round of voting, Germany earned 128 votes, narrowly passing the two thirds majority margin necessary to claim one of the two available seats. Portugal was second with 122 votes, and Canada third with 114.Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon spent Thanksgiving weekend campaigning at the United Nations in New York City on behalf of Canada. Earlier Tuesday, Cannon said he was “confident” that Canada’s efforts to rejoin the council would be successful.Canada has been on the Security Council six times, roughly once a decade, since the 1940s.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe median cost of renting a monthly parking stall in downtown Calgary has reached $453.38, the priciest in Canada and among the most expensive in the world. On a worldwide list of parking costs, Calgary ranks 14th.Toronto is ranked second in Canada, according to commercial real estate firm Colliers, with a median monthly cost of $336.25, meaning half of parking spaces cost more than that and half cost less. Montreal places third at $280.62.Read moreColliers predicts Canadian drivers are going to be squeezed even more in the future.How much do you pay for parking in your community? Will rising parking prices push you toward alternative transportation?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports.