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    Hedy Fry, the head of the Canadian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) said that people in Canada are disappointed in the results of the UK referendum stressing that a referendum is not a suitable decision making instrument.

    Tbilisi (Sputnik) — The European Union needs to work with London and come up with a strategy on how to keep the European project strong with the United Kingdom still playing a role after Brexit, the head of the Canadian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) told Sputnik.

    "I hope that all of the parties involved [in UK decision to leave EU] like the EU itself will start thinking about other ways in which they could keep the EU strong with Great Britain playing a role," Hedy Fry said on the sidelines of the OSCE PA annual meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    She added that people in Canada are disappointed in the results of the UK referendum stressing that a referendum is not a suitable decision making instrument.

    "[A Referenda] is a very dangerous thing because you have to ask everyone to vote on something they don't understand. A referenda is a very blunt instrument with which some believe we can decide how country should move forward," the Canadian lawmaker said.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.


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