Could Canada have stopped the EU seal ban?

Missed opportunities, poor strategies marked the war

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 08/25/2010 12:00 am EDT

Stopping the European Union's plan to implement a ban on the import of seal products has come down to a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel and a case filed with the European General Court. The battle on the streets is over, the window for swaying EU parliamentarians to Canada's side is closed, the time for negotiation is over.

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