Friday, December 23, 2011

Canadians Lobby UK - Citizens See Through It

“Unacceptable” threatening behaviour: March - April 2011

That month Reuters reported that “Canada has threatened to scrap a trade deal with the European Union if the EU persists with plans that would block imports of Canada's highly polluting tar sands, according to EU documents and sources.” The “sources” within the EU told Reuters that Canada was not just raising the issue of tar sands at meetings but was even “threatening to void the free trade deal”. The Commission was “readying its defenses for a legal fight with Canada”. “We are saying 'be careful', because Canada will not hesitate to take us to the WTO, so we have to have something rock-solid,” an EU official told Reuters. 120

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