the seal hunt


Inexplicably In Camera Committee Meeting of the Day

Okay, it’s distinctly possible that ITQ is missing some crucial tidbit of information that would make the following make sense, but as it stands, we are officially baffled by the decision by the Fisheries committee to go behind closed doors for a briefing on the latest developments surrounding the European Parliament’s longstanding – and not remotely secret – opposition to the Canadian seal hunt – especially when no such provision was included when the study was originally added to the committee’s to-do list. Regardless of which side one falls on the debate, it’s hard to see how the prospect of “European legislative or regulatory actions” targeting Canada wouldn’t constitute a matter of extreme public interest.