In Ottawa, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair called the resolution a reasonable request by the Palestinians and criticized the government's decision to vote against it.
"What we have from the Canadian side, under the Conservatives, is negativism, reproach, attack, threats," Mulcair said.
"We would like to see Canada playing a constructive role as we once proudly did on the world stage. Under Mr. Harper's Conservatives, we no longer play a constructive role."
Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae said his party does not support the motion before the UN.
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