Good host let Europeans off the hook

We understand that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was under pressure to be diplomatic and save face for our EU guests in Iqaluit when they would not/could not answer questions about whether they now understood the importance of sealing for the Inuit of Nunavut (RE: "The uncomfortable seal hunt reality," Feb. 10). But perhaps he let them off the hook a bit too easily?

Published: Wednesday, 02/17/2010 12:00 am EST

We understand that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was under pressure to be diplomatic and save face for our EU guests in Iqaluit when they would not/could not answer questions about whether they now understood the importance of sealing for the Inuit of Nunavut (RE: "The uncomfortable seal hunt reality," Feb. 10). But perhaps he let them off the hook a bit too easily?

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