Canada’s UN envoy mounts final push for Security Council seat amid pandemic

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OTTAWA — In Friday morning’s early darkness, Marc-Andre Blanchard will catch his first new glimpse of New York City’s sparkling skyline from behind the wheel of a modestly priced rental car. For Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations, the moment will mark not only the home stretch of a long, solitary car ride from Toronto, but the start of a big round of politicking – the final push to win Canada a temporary seat on the UN Security Council next month.