Canada wants permanent fix for EU seal hunt dispute: Aglukkaq

NunatsiaqOnline reported on May 16, 2013 that “Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, the head of Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship, told reporters May 15 that she wants to seek a permanent resolution to the dispute between Canada and the European Union over the EU’s ban on the importation of seal products.”

The seal ban dispute arose in 2011 after the European Parliament voted to impose a ban on seal products.

Terry Audla, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami said in a statement:  “I believe we have been provided with an opportunity to educate the EU members on the sustainable hunting practices of Canadian Inuit, lessons sorely needed for a group who has clearly based past decisions on political pressures from animal rights groups rather than on more reasoned options and objective scientific facts.”

The permanent participants of the Arctic Council includes international aboriginal organizations like the Inuit Circumpolar Council and the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North.  To learn more, visit:  NunatsiaqOnline.

 

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