Wednesday, November 15, 2006

This should get interesting

Boy, I'm so glad the Conservatives have shown such competence on resolving trade disputes with our friends already, or else I'd be worried.
OTTAWA — The Prime Minister of France is urging the European Union to impose a punitive import tax on goods from countries such as Canada that refuse to sign on to a tougher second phase of the global warming deal.

Dominique de Villepin said countries that do not commit to new targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions should not be allowed to benefit by avoiding the costs associated with reducing global warming. He said France would make specific proposals for the European Union to discuss in the new year.
Anybody know how much of Canada's exports are to Europe?

...answer seems to be around 10% of our exports go to Europe, mostly the UK. That's less than "other countries". The US, as always, is about 3/4 of our exports.

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