Mr. Speaker, the minister has the power to stop this practice, if he wants to, just as the U.S. has done.
Port Metro Vancouver says:
...the shipment of meat from a [convention]-listed [endangered] species is inconsistent with Canada's trade priorities and is something...[we do] not support.
In February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs called on world governments to “protect our threatened species” and act “before it's too late”.
Will the Minister of International Trade heed the Port of Vancouver and his own colleague's advice before it is too late?