Canada in communication with Philippines on toxic wastes
1 May 2014
The Canadian government recognizes the call of petitioners, both Filipino and Canadian, to have the container vans filled with hazardous wastes brought back to Canada, the Embassy of Canada said Monday.
“The Government of Canada is aware of the petition and the related concerns,” the Embassy said in an emailed statement.
“The Government of Canada continues to be in communication with the Philippines authorities on this matter with a view to address the situation in accordance with our respective regulations,” it said.
Thousands of Canadians have joined an online petition that was started by Filipino environmentalist groups and non-government organizations urging Canada to “re-export 50 forty-footer container vans back to Canada.” (Click here to read more)