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New NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment: serving the interests of industry?

Ottawa (11 Sept. 2017) — There is great concern, apprehension, and suspicion from labour and environment groups following a recent announcement by the federal environment minister, Catherine McKenna, on the creation of a 10-person advisory council on NAFTA and the environment. The apprehension has to do with what appears to be a clear ideological bias in favour the resource sector, private sector, and privatization.

The council includes

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