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OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The garbage dispute between Canada and the Philippines is prompting some extreme language from Filipino officials.
The two countries have been locked in a diplomatic standoff for the last six years after shipping containers filled with household waste were mistakenly sent to a port in the Philippines. The company responsible is no longer in business and both governments have argued over how it should be returned and who should pay.
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In fact, he’s threatening to burn down the village of anyone that gets in the way, and even uses a sexual threat.
It’s the latest verbal jab thrown in this dispute, with the Filipino president even threatening war against Canada over the garbage.
The Trudeau government offered to ship the garbage back in June but the Filipino government has said that’s not good enough, and is sending the containers back this week.
Canada’s international trade minister calls the threatening language unfortunate.