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Old 04-09-2013, 05:11 PM  
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Canada Ready to Impose Sanctions on the U.S.

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is prepared to impose sanctions of up to C$1 billion ($980 million) a year against the United States unless it complies with a WTO order to redesign its meat labels, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesday.

The United States introduced country of origin labels for meat in 2009. Mexico and Canada successfully argued before the World Trade Organization that the labels were discriminatory and Washington has until May 23 this year to change them.

The Canadians and Mexicans want Washington to comply with the WTO ruling that it must amend its meat labeling rules. The labels right now identify where beef, pork, chicken and lamb sold in the United States come from.

The rules cut U.S. imports of Canadian pigs and cattle sharply because it raised costs for U.S. packers who must now segregate imported animals from U.S. livestock.

Ritz said Canada would consider imposing "extensive retaliatory measures" if the United States failed to act and noted Canadian beef and pork producers complained the rules were costing them C$1 billion a year in lost sales.

"We're looking for those kinds of dollars in retaliatory action. Should the Americans put in place the proper response to the WTO ... then this won't be required," he told reporters from Washington after talks with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

"As a country we are more than prepared to apply retaliatory measures to recoup that billion dollars," he said.

Last month the United States sought to address the dispute by proposing stricter rules for labeling meat but Ritz said the new measures fell far short of what was needed.

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Canada and it's 10 residents can go **** themselves. Crybaby Franco-Brit pussies.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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I assume we want the labels for fear of Mad Cow creeping into the country?
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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I assume we want the labels for fear of Mad Cow creeping into the country?
And maybe just to allow consumers more information about what they are buying.. can't see how anyone could argue against that.

Seriously Canada... quit sucking so much and this wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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Canada and it's 10 residents can go **** themselves. Crybaby Franco-Brit pussies.
Hey now, hey now, don't talk about the Arctic Superpower like that.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #6
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This is what's wrong with having a WTO. It bypasses the sovereignty of nations to make their own rules via representative government whereby such things can change if the people don't like them. Instead unelected bureaucrats, as the EU is, make these decisions. Then there's local laws that can be bypassed too. This isn't the first case like this.

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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I had a steak in canada once. That shit was terrible, we should be fining them.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #8
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I've never had Canadian beef, or at least I don't know if I have. I like Texas, then Iowa beef most.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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I had a steak in canada once. That shit was terrible, we should be fining them.

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #10
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Canada and it's 10 residents can go **** themselves. Crybaby Franco-Brit pussies.


****in A.. This is ridiculous...
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #11
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Tell Canada to be more concerned with trying to get Canadiens to eat more of their beef and pork.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
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Maybe we should just stop letting them import thier beef into our country... It would help our own economy.
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