The Canadian Press

2009-07-27 | EU Canada Seal Hunt

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European Union countries ignored Ottawa's protests and voted July 27th to ban imports of seal products in an effort to force Canada to end its annual seal hunt. Newfoundland MP Gerry Byrne said the move was illegal under international trade law. (In November, Ottawa formally requested World Trade Organization consultations on Europe's ban on Canadian seal products. It's the first stage of the world body's dispute-settlement process. Canada is arguing the seal hunt is a legitimate economic pursuit and the EU ban is based neither on science nor facts.)

Date: 2009-07-27
Placeline: ST. ANTHONY, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the European Union has just signed an agreement was amongst themselves to engage in just that and illegal unproductive you know you'll based trade ban >>


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