Gov't cancels envoy's speech

The Canadian government has backed away from its envoy's comments on the possibility of financially troubled Iceland adopting Canada's currency, the Toronto Star reported. Canada's ambassador to Iceland, Alan Bones, said Canada would be open to discussing the idea of sharing the dollar with Iceland, if it makes that request. Mr. Bones was to make a speech at a currency conference March 3, but Ottawa nixed that. It's an issue for the Icelandic government and people, said a Foreign Affairs spokesperson.

Published: Wednesday, 03/07/2012 12:00 am EST

The Canadian government has backed away from its envoy's comments on the possibility of financially troubled Iceland adopting Canada's currency, the Toronto Star reported. Canada's ambassador to Iceland, Alan Bones, said Canada would be open to discussing the idea of sharing the dollar with Iceland, if it makes that request. Mr. Bones was to make a speech at a currency conference March 3, but Ottawa nixed that. It's an issue for the Icelandic government and people, said a Foreign Affairs spokesperson.

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