Philippines and Canada clash over garbage

Canadian garbage left in the Philippines for several years has become an issue between the governments of both countries. Philippine President Duterte now demanded the return of the illegal garbage shipment to Canada. A spokesperson for a local Consumer Rights group said,

“The period of making vague promises and statements is over. We expect Prime Minister Trudeau to order without any precondition the speedy reshipment of the reeking garbage to Canada where it belongs. Any scheme to get the garbage processed, buried or burned in the Philippines will be totally unacceptable”

According to the Canadian ambassador to the Philippines, Canada is is committed to resolving the issue, even considering taking the garbage back.